Polenta Fingers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 45 min 40
Polenta Fingers
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1 cup Polenta, dry
3 1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Herbes de provence (optional)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil


Combine polenta, water and salt in a heavy saucepan or pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, whisking or stirring OFTEN. (You can skip this step entirely if you buy the tube polenta. Healthier from scratch, though.)

Stir and cook for about 15 - 20 minutes, until polenta becomes noticeably thicker and pulls away from the side of the pan. Stir in remaining ingredients, except oil.

Oil a baking dish, with 1 tbsp oil, and pour polenta in. Place pan in fridge until cool, where it should harden and set - about an hour. Remove polenta and cut into “fingers” or whatever shape you desire.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Rub oil on each finger and place on baking sheet. Bake fingers for 25 - 30 minutes, turning every so often, until crispy. Remove from oven and sprinkle some more parmesan on top.
Serve polenta fingers with your favourite pizza sauce, marinara or tomato sauce.

Note: 1 serving is 1 finger

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 33
Calories from fat 20.7
Calories from saturated fat 6.8
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 2.8 mg
Sodium 82 mg
Potassium 5.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 0.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.2

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