Hurray, it’s Friday! That means a well-deserved cocktail and appetizer awaits at the end of the work day. If you’re in the mood for savory – I know I am – then may I suggest these outrageously good scallion and fresh oregano fried polenta? And, for a refreshing and complimentary cocktail, a vodka lemonade. Yum!
Believe it or not, the fries are super easy to make. All you need to do is mince some scallions and fresh oregano and sauté them for a few minutes. Next, stir up some polenta, then combine the two and let them cool. Once the polenta is firm, cut it into strips and brown them in a little corn oil. Easy, right?
Let me tell you, when you’re sautéing the herbs, your house is going to smell amazing. I wish I could bottle that aroma and sell it as a spray. I’d make a fortune. And as if that aromatic essence wasn’t enough, the taste of the oregano in the fries is as good as it gets. Seriously, I’m not kidding. It’s a strong flavor, slightly bitter, but when mixed with the scallions and the corn flavor of the polenta, it’s sooooo good.
Because the fries are so savory, the vodka lemonade is a terrific balance. The lemons go well with the taste of the oregano. Very refreshing. Not to mention, they look so pretty sitting side by side. And we all know that presentation is just as important as taste. Well, almost.
So happy weekend everyone, enjoy your family, your friends, and your food. I know that I’m going to!
This is what the mixture will look like before you cut it into fries and brown them.