Polenta Fries with Sesame-Ginger Yogurt Dip

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tube precooked polenta (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sesame-Ginger Yogurt Dip, recipe follows
  • Sesame-Ginger Yogurt Dip:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon za'atar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  • Square off the sides of the polenta. Cut the rectangle into about 45 sticks (2 inches by 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch). Add the flour to a shallow baking dish or pie plate. Dredge the polenta sticks in the flour and shake off the excess.

  • Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Line a baking sheet with paper towel.

  • Cook the polenta fries in batches until golden brown on each side, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to the prepared baking sheet to drain. Season with salt and pepper while hot.

  • Serve with Sesame-Ginger Yogurt Dip alongside.

Sesame-Ginger Yogurt Dip:
  • Combine the yogurt, za'atar, ginger and lime zest and juice in a small bowl. Whisk in the sesame oil and season with salt and pepper.


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