If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
We get it, and let’s be honest, there’s literally nothing wrong with the humble potato chip (or ‘fry’, depending on where you’re from).
In fact, it’s one of the greatest snacks of all time.
So why bother trying to reinvent the ‘chip’ if it’s perfectly fine as it is?
Because damn these polenta chips taste good!
Herby, cheesy, salty…some might even argue these are better than their predecessors.
What’s more, they’re baked with only a drizzle of oil so they’re a far healthier option, too.
Polenta has a habit of solidifying when it comes into contact with moisture, making them easy to form into sticks.
Trust us, these are totally worth it!
Things you need to know:
- The brand of parmesan we use is gluten free, nut free and soy free. Be sure to check the labels if you have an allergy.
- We use a soy free mayonnaise.
Roxy & Ben
Baked Rosemary Polenta ChipsBen, So Vegan If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We get it, and let’s be honest, there’s literally nothing wrong with the humble potato… Print This
- 500ml / 16.9 fl.oz vegetable stock
- 150g / 5.3oz polenta, plus extra
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 25g / 1.8oz vegan parmesan
- salt + pepper
- olive oil
- vegan mayonnaise to serve (optional)
- Grease the base and sides of a 22cm / 9″ square baking dish with olive oil, then add a tablespoon of polenta to the dish. Move the dish around so the whole inside is coated with the polenta. Leave to one side.
- Add the stock along with 250ml / 8.4 fl.oz of hot water to a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring the liquid to the boil, then sir in the polenta, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, whisking frequently to ensure no big clumps remain.
- Pick the leaves off the rosemary and finely chop them. Then finely grate the vegan parmesan. Once the polenta is cooked, remove it from the heat, then stir in the rosemary and parmesan along with pinches of salt and pepper. Transfer the polenta mixture to the baking dish. Leave the mixture to cool at room temperature, then place in fridge for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 392°F fan-assisted. Flip the polenta out onto a cutting board and cut it in half widthways. Then cut lengthways at 1.5cm intervals to create the chips. Place the chips on a large baking tray, brush with olive oil, then finish with a generous sprinkling of polenta. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Serve with a dollop of vegan mayonnaise.