Recipes and Cooking Sweet-and-Fiery Polenta Fries 3.6 (15) Chili powder and cayenne pepper dusted on these easy "fries" made from purchased cooked polenta, gives this recipe a double dose of heat. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 1, 2007 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Erik Rank Total Time: 22 mins Servings: 2 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon chili powder Dash cayenne pepper ½ 16 ounce tube refrigerated cooked polenta (cut crosswise) 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour ¼ cup canola oil 2 tablespoon finely chopped red sweet pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley Directions 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. TEST KITCHEN TIP: 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 160 Calories 10g Fat 15g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 2 Calories 160 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 367mg 16% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Protein 2g Vitamin C 8.9mg 45% Iron 0.2mg 1% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.