Polenta Fries Recipe

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June Published: January 6, 2021 Modified: June 22, 2021
Polenta Fries Recipe

How To Make Polenta Fries

Enjoy a crispy bite of these herb-seasoned polenta fries! It’s paired with a thick and tangy aioli sauce for the most appetizing snack.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Rest Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 50 minutes



For Fries:

  • nonstick cooking spray,for greasing
  • cupsmilk,of choice
  • cupsvegetable broth
  • 2cupspolenta
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • ½tspdried rosemary
  • olive oil,for brushing, if baking
  • 4cupscanola oil,if frying

For Lemon Herb Aioli:

  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 1tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste


  1. Grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

  2. In a medium pot over high heat, add the milk and vegetable broth, then bring to a boil.

  3. Whisk in the polenta and reduce the heat to low, whisking continuously for about 5 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the polenta is creamy.

  4. Add the butter, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and rosemary and stir until well-combined.

  5. Transfer the polenta to the prepared baking sheet, then spread out evenly with a spatula.

  6. Chill for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days to set.

Baking Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Combine the mayonnaise, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then mix until well-combined. Chill until ready to use.

  3. Carefully flip the baking sheet onto a cutting board to release the polenta. Slice in half lengthwise, and then cut into 22 equal-sized fries, each about 4-inch long and 1-inch wide.

  4. If baking, use a spatula to transfer the fries onto wire racks set over 2 baking sheets.

  5. Brush each fry generously with olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through and brushing with more oil, until golden brown.

Frying Method:

  1. If frying, heat the canola oil in a large pot until it reaches 375 degrees F.

  2. Submerge 2 fries at a time into the oil and fry for 2 to 4 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

  3. Remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to cool for at least 5 minutes.

  4. Serve the fries with aioli, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes



  • Calories: 2173.20kcal
  • Fat: 214.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.88g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 125.77g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 62.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.18g
  • Fiber: 3.13g
  • Sugar: 7.34g
  • Protein: 8.69g
  • Cholesterol: 33.42mg
  • Sodium: 1213.51mg
  • Calcium: 161.59mg
  • Potassium: 294.50mg
  • Iron: 1.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 109.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.82mg
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