Good afternoon dear readers! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and had lots of and hot cross buns! Cause I sure did! hehe (: Not too long back, the sis-in-law and I requested the mr to cook steak for us and he came up with his version of steak & chips! I’ve always considered myself blessed as I married a man who sure knows how to cook and the way to my heart is definitely through my tummy hehe
He was inspired by the MKR episode we watched as well as a recipe he came across in the Delicious (April 2013 issue) magazine to make polenta chips and they were SO ADDICTIVE! Crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. We couldn’t stop eating it the moment it was out of the frying pan! hehe
So do give these a go! (: It’s shallowed fried so it’s not too sinful! You will absolutely love them as much as we did. hehe
Polenta Chips (by the Mr adapted from Delicious Magazine April 2013)
50g unsalted butter
100g finely grated parmesan
4 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley
salt & pepper, to taste and garnish
1) Line a baking tray with grease-proof baking paper allowing 2cm to overhang. Boil 800ml of water in a small pot, then reduce the heat to low. Do note that the amount of water is different for different brands of polenta, so please do check how much water is needed for the amount of polenta.
2) Stir in the polenta in a slow, steady stream, then cook and stir continuously for 5 minutes or until it has thickened. Take it off the heat and stir in the butter, parmesan and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and spoon it into the tray and smooth the surface. Press it down and make sure the polenta is really compact. Allow it to chill for at least an hour.
3) Tip the polenta onto a board and cut it half lengthways, then cut it into 1 1/2 cm thick chips.
4) Heat some vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. In batches, fry the polenta chips, turning, until golden and crisp.
5) Drain on the paper towel and keep warm in an oven or serve it immediately with a sprinkle of salt.
On a separate note, how good does this look? The mr sure knows how to cook the perfect steak! AMAZING! hehe
Have a lovely day and a short week everyone! (: Remember to always cook and bake with love!
27 thoughts on “My Mr The Chef : Polenta Chips”
Off to buy polenta!!!! Looks so awesome!
Thanks dearie! (: Let me know what u think!!! hehe x
Sorry, a quick question! Does it actually taste cheesy from the Parmesan?
Not overpoweringly! Just gives a nice saltiness to the chips cause I didn’t add much salt. hehe
Good to know. Thanks!!
no worries! (:
Ooh I love polenta chips, these look so good! I always struggle to make them though – for some reason when I pour the polenta into the pan it sets really quickly before I get the chance to smooth it out 😦 Any tips?
Thanks dearie! (: Hmm… Maybe add a little more hot water just so it’s still thick but not set yet! Hopefully that will help! The mr did it twice and the first time we had to add a little more water. Also when you add the polenta into the water, make sure you do it really slowly! To get the really smooth consistency! hehe xx
So glad you posted this recipe 🙂 I have been craving polenta even though I’ve had a short fix already at Mr Tulk ~ You’re so lucky that Lester can cook so then you can take a rest and not have to cook all the time.
The recipe looks pretty simple now I just need to get Ricky some polenta and half force and half persuade him to make for me hahahaa xox
hehe (: You really love polenta! hehe I’m sure Ricky will make this! It’s easy and sooooo addictive! hehe xx
Oh I love this. I must must try! You have got yourself a keeper. DON’T LET HIM GOOOOOO! :p
hehe NEVER! Holding on to him with everything I have! hehe (: Thanks dearie! Try it! It’s so so good! x
I’ve never tried polenta but these make me want to go out and grab a bag to try! gonna be trying real soon, and will let you know how they turn out 🙂 keep writing dear!
thanks dearie! (: Do give this a try and let me know! hehe Don’t worry! I wont stop writing! hehe xx
It’s definitely a very simple recipe and taste great! I definitely need to make another batch.
PS love the little heart in the ‘P’ 😛
good job twinnie as usual!
(: so addictive right? hehe Just wanna gobble everything up at one go! hehe Thanks dearie! Trying to add little details hehe and loving it! xx
I’m addicted watching to My Kitchen Rules show! I thought it’s hard to make the fries but definitely will try to make it after knowing it’s pretty simple recipe! I also made the zucchini fries on the other day!
the zucchini fries looked amazing! So wanna try that too! hehe (: These are really quite easy so do give it a try! hehe xx
Oi, sempre geralmente como polenta aõs domingos, mas aqui com estas fotos espetaculares, a simples polenta ergueu de herarquia, hahaaha parabens..
Hi! (: Sorry I can’t speak espanol. But thank you for your kind comments! I used goggle translator to help me! hehe It’s awesome how you have polenta on Sundays! I’m loving it and can’t wait till the mr makes it again! (:
YUM! I need to try this recipe. Think I have a bag of polenta in the pantry which I don’t really know why I bought it for LOL
haha (: Don’t we always do that? I always walk the supermarkets and buy things and tell myself, I will use this one day. haha Now you can! (: Let me know what u think! xx
Looks amazeballs but I’ve never been a fan much of polenta! But your version sure looks good!
hehe I don’t like polenta too! But this I DELISH! Really should give it a go!