Whip Up These Baked Polenta Fries (& Instead Of The Greasy Kind)

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    With just four ingredients and in under thirty minutes you can bake a batch of crispy “fries” made form a tube of store-bought polenta! Serve up these crispy polenta fries with your favourite dip or sauce; they are perfect for a quick and simple entrée, side for kids’ dinners, or a tasty, no-fuss movie snack.

    If you can’t get your hands on a tube of polenta, it’s super-easy to make your own. Then all you have to do is put the polenta into a zip-lock bag, snip the corner and squeeze out your fries.

    Polenta "Fries" Recipe

    And yes, even my son loves these!

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    Servings: 2-4

    Ingredients:

    • polenta tube (regular or flavored): 1
    • olive oil spray: to coat pan
    • salt and pepper: to taste

    Directions:

    Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and lightly grease a large baking sheet.

    Step 2: Unwrap the tube and cut in half, crosswise, and then slice into half-inch thick fries.

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    Step 3: Spread out the fries evenly onto greased backing sheet. Lightly coat the fries with olive oil spray and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes or until deeply golden and crispy. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve with your favourite sauces or dips (marinara, salsa, guacamole, etc.). 

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