Friday, January 13, 2017

Airfryer Crispy Smoky Polenta Snacks from Kim's Welcoming Kitchen, vegan, gluten-free, food allergy safe

One of my favorite gifts this year was an AIR FRYER. I LOVE fried food, but never deep-fry anything -- too messy, too bad for you, etc. A kitchen gadget that could give me the feeling of fried food without frying?! Count me in!

I have been having a blast playing with it. I have had some really good successes that I'm excited to share with you (onion rings, cheese sticks, breaded eggplant) and some other attempts that need improvement.

I thought I'd start out the Air Fryer love with a delicious, easy and totally resolution-safe snack. These polenta snacks are crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside and really flavorful. I like them plain or with a cup of soup. My son likes to dip them in ketchup.

The proportions here are for one serving. I like to keep the extra polenta in the fridge, so I can cook up a small batch over a few days and enjoy a delicious, hot, fresh treat right when I want it. If you want to cook the whole tube of polenta, just multiply the ingredients by 4.

Airfryer Crispy Smoky Polenta Snacks -

AIR FRYER CRISPY POLENTA SNACKS (vegan, gluten-free, top 8 allergen free)
Makes 1 serving


  • 1/4 tube of polenta
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees (F).
  2. Cut the polenta in 4 equal wedges, and then slice each wedge into approximately 1-inch pieces.
  3. In a lidded container or in a zip-top bag, shake together spices.
  4. Add the polenta slices, and shake to coat.
  5. Cook in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes, shaking once halfway through.

Happy Cooking!


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