Seasoned air fryer polenta fries
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For a fun variation on French fries, try air-fried polenta. It gets crispy on the outside and maintains a slightly creamy texture inside. Premade polenta in a tube is not only convenient and time-saving, but it’s also the ideal firm texture for these fries. They’re sturdy enough to pile all into an air-fryer basket so that you don’t have to cook in batches. Cut the fries using a crinkle-cut knife, or simply cut with a standard knife for more of a steak fries appearance.
Fat free ready-to-eat polenta (in tube)
Jarred fat-free marinara sauce
- Cut polenta tube in half crosswise. Cut each half lengthwise into 4 planks; cut planks into strips to form fry shapes. Place polenta in a large bowl and coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, and salt; toss gently to coat.
- Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 400°F. Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add polenta fries to basket and coat with cooking spray. Air-fry until crisp and browned, about 20 minutes, pausing to gently shake basket every 7 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce.
- Serving size: ¾ cup polenta fries and 2 tbsp marinara
If you don’t have an air fryer, bake at 400°F on a parchment-lined pan for 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.