Crisp Polenta Squares

Polenta is made from cornmeal that has been cooked until soft. When chilled, sliced, and fried, it becomes a crisp and delectable snack.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 4 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup olive oil

Directions

  • In large saucepan, combine water, broth, garlic, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Stir in cornmeal; cook and stir over low heat until very thick, about 15–20 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into oiled baking dish; spread about ½" thick. Cover and chill 4 hours.
  • When ready to eat, cut into 2" squares. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat until about 375ºF. Fry polenta squares, a few at a time, until very crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve with any spicy salsa or dip.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup olive oil

Directions

  • In large saucepan, combine water, broth, garlic, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Stir in cornmeal; cook and stir over low heat until very thick, about 15–20 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into oiled baking dish; spread about ½" thick. Cover and chill 4 hours.
  • When ready to eat, cut into 2" squares. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat until about 375ºF. Fry polenta squares, a few at a time, until very crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve with any spicy salsa or dip.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium500mg
Total Carbohydrate19g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein2g