Golden Polenta Chips Recipe

Enjoy Polenta Chips at home with this easy recipe. Delicious on their own or as part of a meal.


You love them in your favourite Italian restaurant, so why not try them at home…

This recipe is taken from our ‘Autumn and Winter Cooking that is Just so Italian‘ recipe book.

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Makes enough chips for 2


100g polenta flour*
500ml boiling water
25g grated parmesan*, plus a bit more for sprinkling
Salt & pepper
Light olive oil, for frying


1. Put the water in a saucepan and gradually pour in the polenta flour, whisking all the time so lumps do not form. Season with salt and pepper. The mixture will thicken quickly. Cook over a low heat for at least 5 minutes, stirring all the time so it doesn’t stick.

2. Remove from the heat, stir in the parmesan, and then pour the polenta into a lightly oiled baking tray in a layer about 1cm thick. Smooth the surface and leave to cool and set. Once the polenta has cooled and set completely, slice it into chips.

3. Heat a thin layer of oil (enough to cover the polenta chips) in a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add the polenta pieces a few at a time and fry for several minutes until they form a golden-brown crust on the base. Flip them over and repeat.

4. Sprinkle the chips with a little grated parmesan and serve with the Pulled Lamb or Venison and Nocino Stew…or just on their own as a snack.