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Weight Watchers Polenta Fries (Air Fryer)

Weight Watchers Polenta Fries (Air Fryer) Recipe



Weight Watchers Polenta Fries (Air Fryer) Recipe. Polenta fries are a fantastic, unique alternative to traditional potato fries.

This versatile Italian dish is made from cornmeal and can be transformed into a fun and hearty snack.

The fries are simple to prepare with ingredients like polenta, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, and cooking spray.

Crispy on the outside, yet soft on the inside, these polenta fries have a nice heat to them due to the chili powder.

The garlic and paprika add a wonderful depth of flavor that complements the cornmeal base. Served with a side of marinara sauce, the tanginess of the tomatoes further enhances the taste profile of this dish.

One great thing about making polenta fries is the opportunity for customization. Feel free to experiment with your own blend of spices, or even add cheese for an extra level of indulgence.

Remember, the key to achieving that perfect texture is an adequately preheated air fryer and giving the fries a gentle shake during the cooking process.

So, whether you’re planning a movie night, a casual get-together, or simply craving a unique snack, these air fryer polenta fries will be a crowd pleaser.

Closeup of Weight Watchers Polenta Fries (Air Fryer) on a beige plate.

Weight Watchers Points


3 Points (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 3 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan

3 WW Freestyle Points and 2 WW Smart Points

Why You’ll Love These Weight Watchers Polenta Fries (Air Fryer)

Crispy and Flavorful

These Polenta Fries are wonderfully crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The blend of smoked paprika, garlic powder, and chili powder gives them a deliciously seasoned kick, making each bite a flavorful delight.

Healthy Alternative

Made with fat-free polenta and air-fried instead of deep-fried, these fries are a healthier alternative to traditional potato fries. They are low in calories and fat, fitting perfectly into your Weight Watchers plan without compromising on taste.

Easy to Make

This recipe is simple and quick, perfect for a busy weeknight or a fast snack. With just a few ingredients and an air fryer, you can have a tasty and healthy treat ready in no time.

Versatile Side Dish

These polenta fries are a versatile side dish that pairs well with a variety of meals. Serve them alongside a salad, a sandwich, or as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauces.

Perfect for Dipping

The crispy texture of these fries makes them perfect for dipping. The warm marinara sauce adds a rich, tangy complement to the seasoned fries, making every bite irresistible.

Weight Watchers Polenta Fries (Air Fryer) on a tan plate with a small dish of marinara sauce.

Tips and Tricks

Air Frying Tips

To ensure even cooking, don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. If necessary, cook the fries in batches to allow for proper air circulation. This helps achieve the perfect crispiness on all sides.

Seasoning Variations

Feel free to experiment with different seasonings to suit your taste. Try adding some grated Parmesan cheese for an extra savory flavor or a pinch of cayenne pepper for additional heat.

Storage Tips

Store any leftover fries in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. To reheat, simply place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes to regain their crispiness.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these polenta fries with a variety of dipping sauces like ranch, garlic aioli, or spicy ketchup for a fun and tasty snack. They also make a great side dish for grilled chicken, fish, or burgers.

Make Ahead

You can cut and season the polenta fries ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook. This makes it easy to prepare a fresh and healthy snack or side dish at a moment’s notice.

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Weight Watchers Polenta Fries (Air Fryer)

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Weight Watchers Air Fryer Polenta Fries are a quick and easy side dish that's ready in just 25 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Begin by setting your air fryer to preheat at 400°F.
  • Split the polenta crosswise into two equal parts.
  • Take each half and slice lengthwise into four planks.
  • Using either a crinkle cutter or a sharp knife, cut these planks lengthwise again into strips, creating fry-shaped pieces.
  • Place the cut polenta into a large, shallow dish.
  • Apply a layer of cooking spray evenly over the polenta.
  • Distribute the garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and salt evenly over the polenta.
  • Gently mix the polenta so that each fry is covered with the seasonings.
  • Apply cooking spray to the air fryer basket to prevent sticking.
  • Arrange the seasoned polenta fries in the prepared basket.
  • Add another layer of cooking spray over the fries.
  • Place the basket in the preheated air fryer. Let the fries cook until they turn crisp and brown, which should take around 20 minutes.
  • Every 6 to 7 minutes, gently shake the air fryer basket to ensure all fries are evenly cooked.
  • Once done, serve the crispy polenta fries with a side of marinara sauce.

Notes

Serving size: ¾ cup polenta fries and 2 tbsp marinara sauce
3 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 3 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan
3 WW Freestyle Points and 2 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1180mgPotassium: 424mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1319IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
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