Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cornmeal-coated Polenta Fries + My Sauce

Dreena wrote an article for VegNews (#52) and shared three recipes. This one is delicious & a snap to make!

You Need: polenta tube, olive oil, fine cornmeal, sea salt, fresh rosemary (I used thyme)

How To: preheat oven 450*, line baking sheet w/parchment paper. Cut polenta in half lengthwise, and slice 1/3 inch thick. Toss polenta in olive oil, dredge in cornmeal, sprinkle with salt & herb. Bake for 30 minutes, turning once or twice until lightly browned.

My Sauce: Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, Mandarin Oranges (drained and mashed), Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese.

This has that addictive snacking quality -- perfect for parties or beside an Amy's burger. Here you see what a half tube of polenta produced -- I'll make the balance this weekend for Art.

18 comments:

laura jesser said...

Ooh, looks delicious! Your sauce sounds just right.

KleoPatra said...

Now i know what to do with all my polenta i stocked up on! And the brownie hearts below... oy! GORGEOUS. (Like the writer of this Vegan Vice blog!)

Candi said...

Yummy! I love the sound of that sauce! Thanks for posting the how-to on the polenta. It looks like a great meal OR appetizer! :P

Catherine said...

Vicki, everything looks so fabulous! Those polenta fries sound incredible. I usually try to make my own polenta, but lately it hasn't been setting up the way I'd like it too . . . wonder what's happening. Anyhow, your girls are as adorable as ever, and it sounds like you all had a wonderful valentine's day! Rock on!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

tasty sounding sauce! I need to get my creative with my sauces.

Emmy said...

What a delicious snack :)

theONLYtania said...

What is a polenta tube?!

Vivacious Vegan said...

The mandarin oranges sound like a great alternative to mangos (and the apricot jam I've been using) and I bet the tofutti gives it a great texture. Mmmm!

Brooke said...

I love polenta! I'll have to try these asap!

Julie said...

Glad to hear you liked Garden State, Vicki--it's one of my all time favs!! I'll definitely look that movie up. Gotta love Edward Norton.

Those Polenta fries look super good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jenny said...

Oh yum! You are making my mouth water. :-)

Carrie™ said...

I've never had polenta fries. They sound easy enough to make. Your dipping sauce sounds divine!

Teen Vegan said...

After seeing these on your blog, I knew I had to make them, and I was so glad that I did! They were delicious! I used the basil-garlic polenta, and they were the perfect accompaniment to vegan sloppy joes :)

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

maybepigscanfly said...

I'm not sure why but I'm afraid of polenta. Although you make it look really tasty. MMM and your sauce sounds like a great dipping treat.

-Teresa

bazu said...

You are right- these do look like the ideal snack. And the sauce sounds scrumptious!
I really loved reading about your V-day too- gorgeous brownies, cool gifts!

Vicki said...

hi tania! Polenta tubes are just plastic tubes filled with prepared polenta -- kinda looks like a sausage. I can only find them at the Co-op, not at my regular grocery store. They are worth hunting down because they make this recipe a cinch!

hi teen vegan! Aren't Dreena's polenta fries addicting?! Glad you tried them. :o)

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