Herbed Vegan Polenta Fries: Recipes Worth Cooking

Fries without the potato? Enter polenta! Made from corn grits, these polenta fries offer a dynamic flavor for filling your belly and make a great addition to your veggie burger night.

This vegan polenta fries recipe can be prepared in 5 minutes and cooked in 30-minutes. Check out the video above to see how it is done, or read through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions below.

Vegan Polenta Fries Recipe
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Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • Olive Oil (for brushing)
  • 3 ¼ cups of Cold Water
  • 1 cup of Dry Polenta Grits (aka corn grits, not quick-cooking, should be a dry gritty texture, not a fine flour)
  • 1 tsp of Sage (chopped)
  • 1 tsp of Rosemary (chopped)
  • ½ cup of Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsps of Vegan Butter
  • ¾ tsp of Salt

Cooking Steps

  1. Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine water, polenta, herbs, and salt in a saucepan.
  3. Bring the mixture to boil over medium heat while stirring.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, continuously stirring for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vegan cheese and butter.
  6. Pour hot polenta mixture into your greased baking dish and spread evenly, flattening it into the dish using a spatula.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat broiler.
  9. Pop the chilled polenta onto a cutting board and cut it into 4-inch long french fry-shaped spears.
  10. Place on a greased baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
  11. Broil about 4 inches from heat until golden—about 15 minutes.
  12. Watch it like a hawk and pull your polenta fries out the moment they start to brown.
  13. Serve while hot, with a sauce of your choice.

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