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Polenta Fries

Easy Polenta Fries

Forget French fries and try baked polenta fries instead! There are more nutritious, less fattening and so good!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Baking 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4
Calories 93 kcal


  • whisk
  • Long wooden spoon
  • Deep pan
  • Baking sheet
  • parchment paper or silicone mat


  • 1 cup polenta coarse or fine
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika sweet or smoke


Prepare the polenta

  • In a deep saucepan, mix broth, garlic powder, black pepper, vegan butter and turn on medium heat.
  • Slowly pour the polenta and quickly whisk to eliminate all clumps.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes constantly stirring with a long wooden spoon.
  • Make sure that you don't burn yourself because hot polenta can quickly turn into molten lava and litterally explode out of the pan!

Prepare the fries

  • Set a baking pan aside and line it with either parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • While the polenta is steaming hot, pour into the pan and imediately flatten it.
  • Set it aside for a few hours to cool off.
  • Once the polenta is totally cool to the touch, flip the polenta over a board and score to make fries being careful not to break them.
  • Place back into the baking tray, making sure that there is no overlap. Drizzle a little olive oil and bake at 375 F for 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve with a salad for lunch or with your favorite dipping sauce as an appetizer.


Variations on the fries
You can add fine herbs, mushrooms, black olives or sun-dried tomatoes, capers, vegan cheese. So many possibilities! 


Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 753mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 700IUVitamin C: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Polenta fries, polenta sticks
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