Recipe by robd16
Crispy on the outside, soft and melting on the inside, these delicious snacks are a great alternative to regular chips or fries or served on their own perhaps with a tomato relish to accompany them. You can use any cup or mug to measure the ingredients, adjust salt accordingly
Top Review by Queen Roachie
These are so good I had to leave the kitchen so I'd stop snitching them! I'm watching carbs and could have done without knowing how good they are. ;-) I cut the recipe in half, then ended up only using about half of the chilled polenta to make the chips, since it's just for kids and hubby. I didn't use the cooking spray, but just took a brush and dabbed olive oil on these before they went in the oven. Cooked for about the 40 minutes recommended, and these are wonderfully crisp on the outside with a softer, cheesy center... So good I wish I could eat more of them. Thanks for sharing. The kiddos are munching these with their dinners as I type this, so a winner.
- 2 cups polenta (yellow cornmeal)
- 2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups vegetable stock
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- cooking cooking spray
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large pan bring the water and stock to a rolling boil.
- Whisking constantly, add the polenta all at once in a steady stream.
- Reduce the heat and cook stirring constantly for about 10 minutes or until really thick. Be careful as thick polenta tends to 'erupt' like a volcano if left unattended, keep stirring being careful not to burn the bottom.
- Stir in the cheese and butter then season with salt.
- Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, if you think it needs something then add it! I like finely chopped pickled jalapeño peppers personally.
- If the polenta is really thick then it is ready to pour into a square dish lined with cling film.
- Once cold it will be set and firm. Set the oven to 200C/400°F Turn out the polenta, remove cling film and cut into thick chips.
- Arrange on a baking tray lined with foil and sprayed generouly with cooking spray. Coat the chips with plenty of spray and bake for 20-40 minutes or until crisp and browned, turning over once during cooking and spraying again if necessary.
- The time they take to cook will depend on the size you cut them.
- Delicious and different but not 'out there'.