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hardyjenni
« on: May 11, 2011 11:56:27 AM »

I know it’s hard to believe, but I really do not like French fries.  I don’t like any sort of greasy or cheesy potato concoction.  I hate hash browns.  Fried “taters and onions” are not for me.  I just like my potatoes baked and served with a little bit of spicy mustard.

My husband, however, likes fries.  I try to keep him from eating them so they don’t go to his waistline and his arteries!

To compromise, I make fries out of other ingredients.  One of my favorites is made from polenta.  Basically, you take precooked polenta, cut it into strips, brush with olive oil, and bake until crispy and golden.  You can serve these fries with ketchup, or even with marinara. 

As a bonus, if you make the polenta yourself, then these are budget friendly. ( Premade polenta seems too expensive to me.)

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011 12:01:11 PM »

oh wow! I didn't know you could DO that with polenta...yummy!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011 12:05:25 PM »

I can't believe you don't like french fries!! Cheesy

These look really tasty and I love the idea of serving them with marinara. Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011 04:09:21 AM »

Hi all concerns!

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you don't like french fries well what is polenta i wann aknow it is it tastier than french fries?

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011 09:41:34 AM »

Oh my, that's a wonderful idea. I love polenta I can't believe I've never thought of that before.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011 08:54:01 PM »

I'm a huge french fry fan.

Actually I'm a huge anything potato fan...

Nevertheless, these look great. How does polenta taste? I've never heard of it before.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011 10:54:53 PM »

I love potato fries and dip it into ketchup and mayonnaise.Making fries using Polenta is really new to me, I haven't tried it and it looks like polenta fries taste good. I need to know if is really have a good tatse, I will try it and thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011 06:03:00 AM »

Hi all concerns!

OMG!
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you don't like french fries well what is polenta i wann aknow it is it tastier than french fries?

Thanks


polenta is a thick corn porridge, made from cornmeal. more yummy than I am making it seem!
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hardyjenni
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011 05:46:06 PM »

It's very tasty.  As mrsfibble said, it's made of cornmeal.  It's like thicker grits.  When you make fries out of it, it's very crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside.  You can still feel and taste the individual grains--a texture that some don't like.  But I really like polenta and grits.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011 07:02:06 PM »

Wow, that is genius!! Do you like sweet potato fries? Green beans make good "fries" as well!
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