Crispy Cajun Polenta Fries

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Crispy Cajun Polenta Fries
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 03, 2024

Indulge in a delightful twist on traditional fries with these crispy Cajun polenta fries. The spicy Cajun seasoning adds an extra kick to the creamy polenta interior, while air frying ensures a perfectly crunchy exterior. These fries are sure to be a hit at your next gathering!


  • 1 cup polenta
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly whisk in polenta and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 20-25 minutes or until polenta is thick and creamy.
  2. Stir in Cajun seasoning, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour polenta mixture into a square baking dish and refrigerate for 1-2 hours until set.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Cut the set polenta into fries. Lightly spray fries with cooking spray.
  4. Air fry fries in batches for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, or until golden and crispy.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Polenta is a staple in Italian cuisine, made from cornmeal and versatile for various dishes.
  • Air frying is a healthier alternative to deep-frying, using hot air circulation to cook food to crispy perfection.