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Spiced Polenta Steak Fries

 Spiced Polenta Steak Fries
Adults and kids alike will delight in these healthy steak-fry-stand-ins with a subtly crisp and spicy exterior and a creamy, sweet interior. They were created by our Test Kitchen.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 tube (1 pound) polenta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut polenta in half widthwise; cut each portion in half lengthwise.
  • Cut each section into eight strips. Arrange strips in a single layer
  • in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Combine the oil and seasonings; drizzle over polenta strips and
  • gently toss to coat. Bake at 425° for 7-10 minutes on each side
  • or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 8 fries equals 121 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 383 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.