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
  • 200g Polenta
  • 50g Italian hard cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil to fry
  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



  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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