Rating: 3.5 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 15 Ratings

Chili powder and cayenne pepper dusted on these easy "fries" made from purchased cooked polenta, gives this recipe a double dose of heat.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Erik Rank

Recipe Summary

22 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 15g; insoluble fiber 2g; protein 2g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 8.9mg; sodium 367mg; iron 0.2mg.