Polenta Air Fries

There are times I just like to mix stuff up a bit, like with yesterday’s Cowboy Caviar Salad take on bean salads.

Today, I took a basic dinner, barbecued ribs, garlic sautéed broccolini, and fries, but, the fries are sticks of polenta, lightly dredged with corn starch and seasoings, then cooked to crispity perfection in the air fryer.

And, you know what?

We did not miss the potatoes at all!

•1 16 oz tube of pre-cooked polenta
•2 tbsp cornstarch
•2 tbsp flour*
•1/4 tsp salt
•1 tsp garlic powder
•1 tsp dried parsley
•1/2 tsp paprika
•Cooking spray
•Olive oil

*Note: for gluten free, substitute your fave breadcrumbs or flour alternative.

Heat your air fryer to 420º and line the basket with parchment paper.

Whisk the cornstarch, flour, and seasonings together in a bowl.

Cut the polenta into “fries” then dip into the seasoned flour before arranging in a single layer on the parchment paper lined rack.

Apply cooking spray, then lightly brush the polenta with olive oil before popping into the air fryer.

Note: I am on my third air fryer, and they have all cooked a bit differently, so timing is gonna be up to you and your machine.

Mine turned out beautifully after cooking for ten minutes before turning the polenta over and cooking for another 12 minutes to golden brown goodness.

They also happen to work a treat when dipped in ranch dressing. Just a thought.

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