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Crispy spiced polenta fries


  • 1 kilogram tube of polenta
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) canola oil


  1. Heat oven to 450F (230C).
  2. Cut polenta tube into sections lengthwise.
  3. Then cut each section into 1.25 centimeter thick fries.
  4. Mix together garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne and sprinkle onto fries.
  5. Heat a skillet with oil. Lay polenta fries in pan. Cook five minutes on one side. Turn polenta fries and place skillet in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until crispy and golden.
  6. Remove to a plate. Serve with garlic dip.


Everyone has their favourite spices - here are Chef Watt's top 5 in the video below.

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