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Cornmeal Potatoes (Baked & Crispy)

Elevate your potato game with this irresistible recipe for cornmeal-coated potatoes. Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these potatoes are a delightful twist on a classic favorite.

With just the right blend of savory spices and the satisfying crunch of cornmeal, each bite is a flavorful adventure. Whether served as a side dish or a satisfying snack, these potatoes are sure to be a hit at any gathering. Give your taste buds a treat with this simple yet satisfying recipe that’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen repertoire.

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Dips & sauces for cornmeal potatoes

  • Dill Yogurt Dip: Try a delicious combination of potatoes with a yogurt dip with freshly chopped dill. This light and refreshing sauce matches perfectly with the crispy texture of the potatoes and adds a fresh and tasty note to every bite.
  • Aromatic tomato sauce: Accompany the potatoes with a delicious and aromatic tomato sauce. You can prepare a simple sauce from fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil, or you can opt for a ready-made tomato sauce, which you can enrich with aromatic herbs and spices for an intense and savory taste.
  • Garlic and herb sauce: I love a good creamy garlic and herb sauce, perfect to complement the rich flavor of potatoes with cornmeal. To prepare this sauce, mix Greek yogurt or sour cream with finely chopped garlic, fresh greens (such as parsley, dill or basil), a little lemon juice and a splash of olive oil. This sauce will bring a refreshing and intense note to every bite. Also, get inspired by this guide on How to Make Labneh at Home.
  • Hot pepper sauce: For those who appreciate an intense and spicy taste, I recommend a hot or hot pepper sauce. You can prepare a simple sauce from fresh or dried hot peppers, garlic, apple cider vinegar and a little olive oil. You can adjust the spicy intensity according to your preferences by adding more or less hot pepper. This sauce will add a note of heat and intensity to every bite of the baked cornmeal potatoes.

Recommendations of complementary main dishes

  • Baked stuffed mushrooms with cheese: This simple and delicious combination adds flavor and texture to any meal. This is what I served this cornmeal potatoes with. You can check out my basic stuffed mushrooms recipe for more info on how to make these.
  • Grilled salmon: A healthy and delicious main dish, which perfectly complements the intense taste of potatoes with cornmeal and adds a refined touch to the meal.
  • Baked chicken breast: A light and nutritious option, which goes well with crispy potatoes and perfectly completes the menu.
  • Vegetable stew: A vegetarian main dish, rich in nutrients and flavors, which is harmoniously complemented by the crunchy texture of the potatoes. Check out my vegetarian Irish Stew, Mushroom Curry or Vegan Meatball Stew.
  • Mixed grill: A combination of grilled meat and vegetables, which offers a variety of flavors and textures and perfectly complements the taste of potatoes with cornmeal crust.

These suggestions can inspire you to create a balanced and delicious meal with these polenta potatoes as a side dish.

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Cornmeal Potatoes
Elevate your potato game with this irresistible recipe for cornmeal potatoes. Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these potatoes are a delightful twist on a classic favorite.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, European
Servings 4
Calories 242 kcal


  • 1 kg of white potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 150 g cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground dry rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper


  • Start by peeling and dicing the potatoes. Then, you put them in a large bowl and add the olive oil over them. Rub them well to coat them evenly with oil.
  • In another small bowl, mix the cornmeal with the spices. Pour this mixture over the oiled potatoes, slowly, making sure each piece is evenly coated.
  • Place the potatoes in a tray lined with baking paper and put them in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until they are nicely browned and crispy.


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 584mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 246IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cornmeal, potatoes
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Recipe Rating


Friday 15th of March 2024

Great idea! They were delicious!