Polenta Chips

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


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!

The Urban Baker / SusanSalzman.com

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  • Maria

    Great use of polenta!

  • Vittoria

    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!

  • Patricia Scarpin

    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

  • M.

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

  • Eliana

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

  • Jackie

    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!

  • marla {family fresh cooking}

    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

  • squirrelbread

    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*

  • Kat

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

  • Amanda

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

  • Maris (In Good Taste)

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


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

  • Lizzie

    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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