Polenta Fries

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups polenta
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 1/2 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Directions
  • Bring 7 cups water to a simmer in a large saucepan. Combine 4 cups of the hot water and the milk in a heatproof bowl (the bowl should fit over the saucepan). Gradually whisk in the polenta and 2 teaspoons salt. Cover the bowl tightly with foil and set over the simmering water; do not let the bowl touch the water. Cook until very thick, 20 minutes. Meanwhile, brush a 9-inch square baking dish with olive oil.

  • Stir the cheese and butter into the polenta. Spread in the prepared dish and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Slice the chilled polenta into eighteen 4 1/2-by-1-inch sticks and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the sticks with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake until golden, 30 to 35 minutes, turning halfway through.

  • Photograph by Con Poulos


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews
    03_Cassolet_039.tif

    This recipe is featured in:

    Winter Entertaining Guide