Recipe courtesy of Michael DeGregory
Show: The Best Of
Episode: French Fries
Save Recipe Print
Total:
43 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Combine water, salt, pepper, and butter, and bring to boil. Slowly, in a thin stream, whisk in the cornmeal. When it starts to bubble turn off heat or it will splatter (the mix is very hot at this stage and can burn). Stir with wooden spoon, partially cover and leave on the warm stovetop, stirring every few minutes so it does not stick, for 30 minutes. When thick, remove from warm stovetop, and add cheese, garlic, and cilantro. Mix well. Pour into a 1 by 8 by 12-inch sheet tray or baking dish. Smooth out the mixture until it is level. Chill until firm, about 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat the canola oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees F.

Cut polenta in strips, about 1 1/2 by 3 inches. Lightly bread the polenta "fries" with cornmeal. Deep fry in hot oil for 2 to 4 minutes or until crispy.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Fish and Pineapple 01:02

Pineapple planks are your tasty solution for grilling fish filets.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Polenta Torta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Lettuce Wedge with Blue Cheese Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Cheese Bombs

Gina's Pimento Cheese Cakes

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Cream Cheese Flan

Recipe courtesy of Jo Gonzalez-Hastings

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Polenta Fries

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.