|A supersize portion of baked polenta fries, from the new cookbook|
I created these grain-based fries especially for kids, as a fun, healthy alternative to regular, fat-laden French fries. You can easily whip them up using pantry staples. If you're of the "superparent" persuasion, you can bump up the "wow" factor by using cookie cutters to form the the polenta fries into shapes like animals, stars, hearts, etc. And if you happen to be feeding food-snobbish adults, you can serve these fries with your favorite dipping sauce, instead of the traditional-but-yummy ketchup.