Pan-Fried Polenta Sticks

A quick snack or lunch with soup, polenta sticks are a great alternative to fries. You can make a dipping sauce with shoyu, water, and ginger. Or serve polenta sticks with vegetable kuzu sauce, sautéed vegetables, or sauerkraut.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 cups spring water
  • 1 cup corn grits
  • 1⁄8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. safflower oil
  • 2 tsp. shoyu


  • Put water, corn grits, sea salt, and garlic in a pot. Bring to boil, lower heat, and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove from the pot and pour polenta into a glass baking pan. Allow to cool.
  • Cut polenta into 1⁄2-inch sticks.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and pan fry sticks until browned on all sides. Add a drop of shoyu on each stick while frying.