My Mr The Chef : Polenta Chips

Polenta chips

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

The mr's version of steak & chips

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)

200g polenta

50g unsalted butter

100g finely grated parmesan

4 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley

salt & pepper, to taste and garnish

Steps :

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.

The mr cutting the polenta up

4) Heat some vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. In batches, fry the polenta chips, turning, until golden and crisp.

Frying the polenta chips

5) Drain on the paper towel and keep warm in an oven or serve it immediately with a sprinkle of salt.

Polenta chips


Perfectly cooked steak

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

  1. The Melbourne Food Snob says:

    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?

    • liannelow says:

      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

  2. Daisy@Nevertoosweet says:

    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

  3. lemonandpie says:

    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!

  4. Peach says:

    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!

  5. Yuen Ling (@yuenling90) says:

    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!

  6. gostamosdavidareal says:

    Oi, sempre geralmente como polenta aõs domingos, mas aqui com estas fotos espetaculares, a simples polenta ergueu de herarquia, hahaaha parabens..

    • liannelow says:

      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! (:

    • liannelow says:

      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

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