Festive Side Dishes – Polenta Fries

festive-side-dishes Polenta Fries

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cool: 2 hours
Cook: 20 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 475 ml or 2 cups whole milk
  • 945 ml or 1 quart chicken stock
  • 30 gr or 2 tablespoons butter
  • 590 gr or 3¼ cups dry polenta
  • 85 gr or 3 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 15 gr or ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 945 ml or 1 quart vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large saucepan, combine milk, chicken stock, and butter; bring to rolling boil.
  2. Slowly whisk in polenta.
  • Turn down heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until polenta pulls from edge of pan.
  • Mix in cheese and parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread polenta evenly over a cookie sheet, and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  • Transfer polenta to cutting board and cut into 2x2x10 cm or ¾ by ¾ by 3½ inch sticks.
  • Heat oil in deep-fryer to 185° C or 365° F.
  • Fry polenta sticks in batches until crispy.
  • Place on dry paper towels to drain.

polentaNote: You can always add more spice to the fried sticks like chili powder.


Amount Per Serving Calories: 493
Total Fat: 24.6g
Cholesterol: 29mg
Sodium: 1436mg
Total Carbohydrates: 53.7g
Dietary Fiber: 4.4g
Protein: 15.1g

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