Polenta Chips

October 29, 2010

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I have attempted polenta in the past, however unsuccessfully.  So, when I saw several recipes for Polenta in donna hay magazine, I attempted yet one more time.  Polenta is so, so easy.  I don’t know what I was afraid of.  I served these chips with Isaac’s favorite chicken dish and some roasted brussel sprouts and everyone in my house was perfectly happy with their meal!  I love when that happens!

These would make a really good nosh before the Halloween mayhem starts on Sunday night. I am loading my kids up on protein and veggies all day.  Boycotting sugar this weekend for fear of what’s to come!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Polenta Chips
adapted from DH issue 51

3 1/2 cups homemade chicken stock
1 cup instant polenta
30g butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
sea salt
fresh herbs

• place the stock in a heavy duty pan. bring to a boil.
• gradually whisk in the polenta.  you want to add slowly, whisking the whole time.  otherwise you will get lumps and you can’t get the lumps out.
• cook 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
• remove from heat and add the Parmesan, salt, and a little pepper.
• spread mixture into a lightly greased baking pan (i used a quarter sheet pan).
• refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until set.
• slice into strips.
• preheat oven to 425*. brush strips with a little olive oil.  place on lightly greased tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown

these are also really good with a side of homemade marinara!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria October 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Great use of polenta!


2 Vittoria October 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Polenta is one thing that I’ve never attempted, or even wanted to – but these have peaked my interest! I have to try them now!


3 Patricia Scarpin October 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm

These are delectable, Susan! I want to try some of those recipes, too. You should try this, another one of Donna’s great recipes:http://technicolorkitcheninenglish.blogspot.com/2008/08/grilled-cheese-and-basil-polenta.htmlxx


4 M. October 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I love polenta, and this sound like a great snack!


5 Eliana October 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

These look divine and as you said, like the perfect snack to nosh on!


6 Jackie October 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I have some polenta mix left that I bought in Buenos Aires so I am definitely trying this. I love Polenta and this looks so good! Thank you Susan!


7 marla {family fresh cooking} October 30, 2010 at 12:48 am

Isn’t it funny how we shy away from polenta & then when we make it we realize how easy & tasty it is! Have a great Halloween! xo


8 squirrelbread October 30, 2010 at 2:16 am

I tried this once a long time ago and they weren’t so crisp. I think the problem was spreading the polenta in too small of a pan, resulting in thicker slices that remained soft in the middle even after baking. I’ll have to reattempt it with your recipe.Cheers and thanks,*Heather*


9 Kat October 30, 2010 at 9:03 pm

That looks so good Susan. Will need to give them a try. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for visiting my blog.


10 Amanda October 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I have never made polenta and am a little scared too. But this looks delish!


11 Maris (In Good Taste) October 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm

YUM! I love polenta. These look great and I never would have thought of them,


12 A SPICY PERSPECTIVE November 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Hoe cool! I’ve never heard of this before!


13 Lizzie November 2, 2010 at 10:18 am

These look absolutely delicious! I love polenta when it’s made this way. Months ago I added some toppings like goat cheese and thin strips of roasted red peppers.


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