Easy Polenta Fries
Forget French fries and try baked polenta fries instead! There are more nutritious, less fattening and so good!
Long wooden spoon
parchment paper or silicone mat
coarse or fine
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!
Polenta fries, polenta sticks
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