Sweet-and-Fiery Polenta Fries
Chili powder and cayenne pepper dusted on these easy "fries" made from purchased cooked polenta, gives this recipe a double dose of heat.
- Makes: 2 servings
- Start to Finish: 22 mins
- In large bowl combine sugar, salt, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper; set aside.
- Cut polenta lengthwise in 6 thin slices; cut each slice lengthwise in 4 strips. In medium bowl toss strips with flour to coat.
- In large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Shake excess flour off polenta strips; add to hot oil. Cook strips, turning occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Place fries in bowl with sugar mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sweet pepper and basil. Serve immediately or keep warm on baking sheet in 325 degree F oven up to 20 minutes. Makes 2 to 4 servings.
To reheat any leftovers, place fries in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until hot.
- Per serving:
- 160 kcal cal.,
- 10 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat,
- 367 mg sodium,
- 15 g carb.,
- 2 g fiber,
- 2 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet