Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Holiday Polenta Fries

This holiday season, I've made a TON of recipes! Most of them were prepped in bulk for me for the week, but some were shared with my family. On Christmas Eve, I was asked to a bring an appetizer, so I searched for something that would be a crowd pleaser. I thought about making artichoke dip or something that was hearty and veganized, but I honestly thought the tofu and vegan parmesan would not go over well in that dish. *They're an acquired taste*

I stumbled upon this recipe, made it my own, and it was eaten within 20 minutes of me walking through the door!

Here's what you Need:

- 2 tubes of Basil & Garlic Polenta (you can find these in the pasta section of Whole Foods), quartered and sliced into 1 inch fries
- Olive Oil cooking spray
- Sea Salt & ground black pepper
- Jar of your favorite marinara sauce (I used the Roasted Garlic Organics Brand)

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to about 450 degrees F. Make sure you line your baking sheets with foil and the olive oil spray. You might want to use multiple ovens if you have them since two rolls of polenta won't fit on one sheet.

Step 2:

Place your cut polenta fries on your baking sheets and spray them lightly with the olive oil spray. Season them with salt and pepper. Bake for about 30-35 minutes. When they are crisp, but not burned, they are done!

Step 3:

Heat up your marinara sauce in a sauce pan. I did this for about 10 minutes on low heat, then poured them into a serving dish. Place the polenta fries around the sauce, dip, and enjoy! These are best when they're served warm with the sauce :)

This is a great dish for any occasion, but the garlic and polenta are super hearty and perfect for a holiday event! They taste like breadsticks, and I'll definitely be making these again since they are SO simple and absolutely delicious!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and share it with a friend! :) If you are a transitioning vegan or new vegan in need of community and support in safe space, make sure you join my Vegan Girl Gang community on Facebook! Click here to join the party <3

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