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Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips

Chilli and herb polenta chips. Serve these chips with sweet chilli sauce and I dare you to stop at one. 

Course Appetiser
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 1 cup polenta
  • 250 ml water
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • handful fresh sage leaves chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 pinches salt generous
  • 2 tablespoons semolina
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • oil for frying



  1. Set a saucepan of water to boil with the 250 ml water
  2. Add the polenta stirring as it is added

  3. Continue to stir the polenta of approximately 8 minutes and then add the butter and the Parmesan cheese

  4. Continue stirring continuously until the polenta starts to come away from the edges of the saucepan
  5. Line a slice tray with baking paper and spoon the polenta in, smoothing with a spatula
  6. Place in the fridge to set for at least 1 hour
  7. Once cooled and set remove from the tray and slice into strips of the desired size to make chips.
  8. Cook the fries in hot oil of about 170 degree for 8 minutes. (Use the instruction manual for your machine to determine the correct duration)
  9. Remove from the fryer and drain on paper towel


  1. Combine the fresh sage, chilli flakes, salt, semolina and dried oregano and mix well in deep plate
  2. Roll the chips in the seasoning and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Ensure that the oil is at the correct temperature prior to adding the chips. This ensures that they do not absorb the oil and become soggy.
Alternatively you can bake these chips in an oven set to 180 degrees until they start to color and turn golden
The cook and preparation times listed do not include the setting time in the fridge.