Air-Fried Parmesan Dusted Polenta Sticks

Air-Fried Parmesan Dusted Polenta Sticks are french fries made of polenta so they are sweet and creamy inside and crispy on the outside. If you omit the breadcrumbs from the recipe they are also gluten-free. Serve with your favorite burger or sandwich.

Air-Fried Parmesan Dusted Polenta Sticks
(Mark Kelly, 2018)

1 tube of prepared polenta, halved crosswise and then cut into 1/2″ x 1/2″ sticks
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray

Place the polenta sticks on a paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet and cover them with another layer of paper towel. Refrigerate for about an hour.

In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and mix thoroughly.

Remove the polenta sticks from the paper towels from the paper towels and arrange on the baking sheet. Spray all sides with cooking spray. Coat with the parmesan-breadcrumb mixture and carefully toss to coat all sides.

Preheat oven to 200F.

Preheat Air-fryer to 390F. Working in batches air-fry for 10 minutes. Placed fried sticks on a new clean baking sheet and place them in the oven to keep warm. Repeat until all sticks have been fried.

Serve warm with your favorite sauce or aioli.

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