AKA What To Do With All This Leftover Polenta???
My friend Florence suggested I make polenta fries and I thought, perfect! I lined a square cake pan with parchment and left all that beautiful yellow goo to set overnight in the fridge.
Bring On The Fries
I removed the now-hardened polenta, trimmed off the sides and sliced into long pieces but they were too thick!
So I sliced them in half width-wise and then cut the fries from that.
I put them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put in a preheated 450F oven for 20 minutes (less time if your oven runs hot).
So cool! They really do look like fries but they are made with cornmeal.
Florence suggested I have them with a basil aioli but I have this PC Chipotle Mayo Sandwich Spread which is spicy, tangy and smoky. Too easy.
Were they as crispy as deep-fried fries? No but they did have some bite and come on… They were made from leftover polenta, how cool is that?
I absolutely loved them and highly recommend making your own with leftover polenta. Total foodie fun.