Rosemary Polenta Chips

Whenever we go to Pizza Express I cannot resist having some of their polenta chips, even though it means I can’t manage to eat all of my pizza. I decided to have a go at making some at home, and these rosemary polenta chips made a really tasty lunch.

 

rosemary polenta chips

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
Rosemary Polenta Chips
 
Polenta chips with rosemary and italian hard cheese.
Serves: serves 2-4
Ingredients
  • 200g Polenta
  • 50g Italian hard cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil to fry
Instructions
  1. Make up the polenta as per instructions, stirring through the rosemary, italian cheese and garlic salt during the process. I used half a quick cook polenta pack, but of course you may want to make it from scratch.
  2. When the polenta is ready, transfer to a shallow baking tray and smooth out.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Turn out the polenta and slice into chip sized pieces.
  5. Fry in batches in a couple of mm's of oil in a non-stick pan.
 

It is really important to refrigerate the polenta for at least an hour – I tried to cut it after 30 mins (hunger pangs made me hasty!) and had a bit of a collapse on my hands – luckily I managed to rescue most of it and get it back in the fridge for longer before trying again, when slicing was much easier! Another snag I hit was attempting to fry my first batch in a pan without a non-stick coating – they all stuck to the bottom and didn’t move! The key is t0 use a non-stick pan with a decent amount of oil in the bottom, and don’t move them for the first few minutes in the pan – that way they turn easily and you don’t leave the lovely crispy bits stuck to the bottom!

 

polenta chips and salad

 

I enjoyed mine with a kale salad, balsamic dressing and shavings of italian cheese. (I am veggie which is why I don’t use Parmesan, but it would work just as well in the recipe!) And of course I had ketchup and mayo too…..yum!

 

polenta chip and mayo

 

These were really delicious, though I will say it is a bit time-consuming to make up the polenta and wait for it to cool properly, so maybe it is best saved for using up leftover polenta!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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13 Comments

  1. March 23, 2016 / 10:50 am

    These look so good wil definitely have to give these a try.

  2. March 23, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Ooh never had polenta but these look delicious so will def give them a go!!

  3. March 23, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I think this looks a great way of making polenta tasty! I have had it before and was not impressed, so I will have to try this recipe, as they do look delicious!

  4. March 23, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I’ve never cooked with polenta but these look very tasty. I’ll have to look out for them in pizza express too x

  5. March 23, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I’ve never heard of this I feel like I’ve been left out of a movement must try them!

  6. March 24, 2016 / 9:02 am

    These sound delicious! Now I work at home I get so bored with lunch and never know what to eat, so new ideas are always welcome.

  7. March 24, 2016 / 10:59 am

    These sound delicious. I’ve never had polenta before. I appreciated you sharing all your mistakes as well.

    • March 24, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      New recipes can be trial and error – hopefully sharing my mistakes will save someone else doing the same! 🙂

  8. March 24, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Never tried these before but they sound delicious!

  9. March 25, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Wow, Polenta Chips, I simply must try these, they look so crunchy and fabulous:-)

  10. March 25, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    I’ve never tried making polenta chips. These look delicious with a nice cheese and herby crunch.

  11. March 26, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    These look great to me. I think they would be worth the wait. Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs

  12. March 27, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    These look delicious – I have never tried polenta! You have me very tempted though! Kaz x

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