Herb Broiled Polenta Fries

Herb Broiled Polenta Fries


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These polenta fries are a wonderful substitute for traditional French fries. Serve them as an appetizer, or alongside lemon chicken. They'll be a hit!

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Time needed

30 min preparation + 60 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • olive oil
  • 3 1/4 C. cold water
  • 1 C. regular polenta
  • 1 tsp. sage, chopped
  • 1 tsp. rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 C. parmesan
  • 2 Tbs. butter, chopped
  • coarse salt

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Brush an 8-inch square baking dish with oil.

Combine water, polenta, sage, rosemary, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a heavy medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat while whisking.

Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring constantly with a long-handled wooden spoon, until polenta begins to pull away from side of pan, 15 to 20 minutes.

Stir in Parmesan and butter until incorporated, then transfer polenta to baking dish, spreading evenly with a dampened rubber spatula. Chill, uncovered, until set, about 45 minutes.

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush with oil.

Unmold polenta, then cut into 16 (about 4- by 1-inch) sticks. Brush tops with oil and space evenly on baking sheet. Broil about 4 inches from heat until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.


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