Parmesan Polenta Fries Recipe

When my Son was little he absolutely loved (and still does) the polenta fries from a local Italian restaurant, so of course I had to recreate them, TLC style! Serve with a loaded chopped salad or margarita pizza and you’ll be doing a happy dance!

Parmesan Polenta Fries

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: Game day, Kid Friendly
Diet: Low/No Sodium
Servings: 4 servings per recipe
Calories: 480kcal

What You Need

  • 4 c. low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 T. garlic powder
  • 1 c. cornmeal
  • 1 T. TLC Original House Seasoning
  • 1 c. parmesan cheese
  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c. olive oil or coconut oil

How to Make It

  • Place the chicken broth and garlic in a large saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until it reaches a rapid boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and very slowly whisk in the cornmeal, whisking constantly to make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add the salt and pepper, and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring continuously, and scraping the bottom of the pan, until thick.
  • Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the Parmesan.
  • Pout into a lightly greased glass pan, and smooth out to an even surface.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Remove from the fridge and cut into your desired shape.
  • Lightly coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil or coconut oil, and "fry" until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with additional Parmesan if desired, and enjoy!


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 30g
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