Recipe: Baked Parmesan Polenta Fries

Who said fries had to be full of fat?
polenta fries

Baked polenta fries are a great twist on traditional french fries. This easy recipe can compliment dinner any night of the week. Polenta is cooked cornmeal, which is naturally gluten free. While you can make your own cornmeal from scratch, this recipe calls for ready-made, shelf-stable polenta. Bake some up tonight!

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Ingredients

1 tube (18 ounces) plain prepared polenta
2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°.
  2. Remove the plastic sleeve from the polenta. Cut the polenta in half crosswise. Cut each half in half length wise. Cut each polenta wedge into french-fry size strips.
  3. Place the polenta fries on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray (or cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper). Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the fries.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn them over. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown and crisp.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 99
Total fat: 1 g
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 436mg
Total fiber: 1 g
Protein: 3.5 g
Carbohydrates: 19 g

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Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.

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