51 responses

  1. Gina (The Candid RD)
    July 10, 2012

    These sound amazing. I love polenta, love parmesan, and LOVE rosemary. Pinning this pronto!

    • EA-The spicy rd
      July 10, 2012

      I hope you love these as much as I do Gina :-)

  2. Laura @ Family Spice
    July 10, 2012

    WOW! Now this polenta I can really eat! Pinning it!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 10, 2012

      Thanks Laura! Feel free to stop by my garden anytime and pick some rosemary :-)

  3. Barbara | Creative Culinary
    July 10, 2012

    Now I’m jealous. Super jealous! Rosemary doesn’t grow as a perennial in Colorado so I have to start each year with a little plant and really watch how much I use so that I leave enough for more to grow. The two herbs I love the most are rosemary and basil and they are the two that are not prolific. Murphy and his law at work? :(

    • The Spicy RD
      July 10, 2012

      If you ever come out to SanDiego you are invited to come to my house and pick as much rosemary as you want :-) I am a basil lover too! {And cilantro}

  4. Deanna Segrave-Daly
    July 10, 2012

    Drooling – love polenta, rosemary + parmesan so these look like heaven. Have never seen quinoa polenta – very interesting. I never liked rosemary until I was adult and now I’m obsessed – would kill for that gorgeous plant of yours but alas, I have a black thumb. Love rosemary + olive oil baked into any type of bread, roll, pizza, etc. and in pasta fagioli :)

    • The Spicy RD
      July 10, 2012

      Deanna-I have kind of a black thumb too, but my rosemary is prolific. It is planted with my bougainvillea which is on a drip system {light water} and that’s it! I know you could grow it too under these conditions :-)

  5. Tanya @ Dine, Dash, and Deadlift
    July 10, 2012

    What a creative recipe! I love rosemary and this seems like the perfect use for it. Recipe printed to try!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 10, 2012

      Thanks Tanya~Let me know how it turns out!

  6. Terra
    July 10, 2012

    Great minds think alike for sure, LOL! I love finding easy dishes to prepare when I get home late from work. This would be hearty, AND delicious:-) I adore polenta, but I have not had the quinoa polenta yet….I MUST FIND IT:-) Hugs, Terra

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      Great minds indeed :-) I hope you can track down a polenta chub to try Terra!

  7. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    July 10, 2012

    wow, i never thought about making polenta into fries!!! and i’ve never seen quinoa polenta before. thanks for the creative recipe EA!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      Thanks Junia, and you’re most welcome :-)

  8. teri@managedmacros
    July 11, 2012

    HOLY CRAP…look at all that rosemary!!!!! WOW!!! I bet that is so fragrant!! I love the pungent smell of rosemary!! I have seen the ‘chubs’ of polenta but I have not seen this variety. Look how full of goodness it is! I hope I can find this at my market because I am all over making this recipe…how easy and delicious it looks! YES, I love plolenta but rarely eat it. Beautiful post!!!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      Thanks so much Teri! If you can’t find the quinoa polenta this would be yummy with the plain kind too, although the quinoa adds a nice little bit of crunch. Happy hunting!

  9. Vanessa @Vanperrone
    July 11, 2012

    These look so delicious. I’ve never seen quinoa polenta before but will be on the lookout! Thx!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      I hope you find some Vanessa! Thanks so much for your comment :-)

  10. Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    July 11, 2012

    Oh wow! This looks fabulous!!
    I have only made polenta once before but I love this take. Delicious!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      Thanks Swanky!!

  11. Renae
    July 11, 2012

    I have yet to try polenta but this did the trick – must try!!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment Renae :-) I hope you finally get to try some polenta!

  12. Kitchen Vignettes
    July 11, 2012

    Thanks so much for linking to my blog, this looks wonderful! I’m a huge quinoa fan, and never thought to put it in polenta, looks delicious, gorgeous photos!! Aube

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      No, thank YOU for the inspiration and for your sweet comment!

  13. Serena
    July 11, 2012

    THAT is a lot of rosemary! And again, the photos – even of the one of your brush dripping with oil – are beautiful!! You’ve inspired me to make polenta…haven’t made it forever…excellent idea for fries before potatoes are ready!

    • The Spicy RD
      July 11, 2012

      LOL! And, this is only one little bit of my rosemary…The wall wraps around our courtyard, so there is way more rosemary to be had! Thanks Serena :-)

  14. Melinda
    July 12, 2012

    I have had polenta fries before but I have never made them myself. I would love to try that quinoa polenta, but sadly I haven’t seen it at our commissary. Darn!

  15. kellie@foodtoglow
    July 12, 2012

    Believe it or not here in Scotland rosemary not only grows but thrives. I love rosemary in most anything (chocolate and rosemary ice cream, anyone!) and when paired with something as simple as this it is a must-make. Hopefully it will work just as well with home-cooked ‘proper’ polenta. But I would like to add in a handful of leftover cooked quinoa to keep with the spirit of this lovely recipe. Yum! Would be nice with a spicy salsa I imagine.

  16. Maureen
    July 14, 2012

    I’ve never seen polenta in a tube before but these fries look wonderful!

  17. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats
    July 14, 2012

    Polenta in a tube is great- doesn’t get more convenient than that! The dish looks wonderful! I bet your backyard smells fantastic 😉

  18. Sanjeeta KK
    July 15, 2012

    This is simply awesome, EA.. quinoa polenta and a healthy and yum recipe from it..I in love with those bars!

  19. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    July 15, 2012

    Great idea! Rosemary is such a great herb!

  20. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    July 27, 2012

    Oh. My. Gosh. I loooove these! I think I’m going to put them on my meal plan for next week! I’ve never seen that polenta before, but perhaps if I can’t find it, I’ll try making it myself?

  21. Lexie
    December 23, 2012

    EA, look at that beautiful rosemary! I remember being in LV and heading into the grocery store. On my list … rosemary … but lo and behold, what was the landscaping in the parking lot … ROSEMARY! Let’s just say I didn’t pay for : )

  22. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
    December 23, 2012

    Rosemary is truly my favorite herb, even more so in desserts believe it or not, these fries look amazing!!

  23. nicole
    February 2, 2013

    Soooooo glad I came across your site!!!! Can’t wait to make this for my family.

  24. kseniya
    March 13, 2013

    Hi, I loved reading this and kind of tasting it virtually but where would one buy this kind of polenta, other than online? Thanks

  25. Nicol
    March 14, 2013

    You can buy it at any grocery store.

  26. sangeeta khanna
    June 21, 2013

    Wow..so much rosemary in your garden. I am jealous. Loved this polenta fries with this herb and parmesan. Would try with cornmeal polenta soon.

  27. Mary Frances @ LOVE – the secret ingredient
    July 24, 2013

    Your garden is so beautiful! I wish I had one at my home in New York City! These fries look wonderful! Better than anything I’ve seen in a restaurant :)

  28. BarbaraT
    August 27, 2013

    Ok, at the risk of sounding stupid, exactly what is polenta & quinoa polenta? Organic is very appealing to me because I have a liver disease and am trying to hold out for new meds that cure with no side effects. Otherwise I have to have a liver transplant. So this sounds great, but what is polenta? 😉

    Thanks,
    BarbaraT

    • The Spicy RD
      August 27, 2013

      There are no stupid questions :-) Polenta is cornmeal that has been cooked into a porridge with water. You can eat it like a hot cereal, or you can let it sit for awhile until it firms up. You can buy ready-to eat tubes of polenta that you can cut in to pieces to bake, grill, fry, etc. The kind I used is made by Ancient Harvest, and just happens to have quinoa added to it-very yummy! Hope this helps!!

  29. Deena kakaya
    July 11, 2014

    I’m a fan of the moist interior and crisp shell of polenta fries and yours look dusted to perfection x

    • The Spicy RD
      July 12, 2014

      Thanks Deena!!! xo

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