Polenta Chilli Fries Recipe

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Polenta Chilli Fries
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Polenta is coarsely or finely ground yellow or white maize (cornmeal). Chunky fries made with cornmeal dipped in a parmesan, pepper and chilli flakes batter and fried crisp.

Ingredients of Polenta Chilli Fries

  • 1 cup of corn meal/polenta/corn dahlia
  • 3 cups of vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil, for frying
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Dusting:
  • 30-35 gm of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp of cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt

How to Make Polenta Chilli Fries

  • 1.Bring 3 cups of vegetable stock to a steady boil. Season with salt.
  • 2.Gradually add the polenta to the stock, whisking it at the same time with one hand.
  • 3.Turn down the heat and whisk well until the polenta is well incorporated. Let it cook for 8 to 9 minutes until it starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  • 4.Line a shallow tray (1 inch high) with plastic wrap or cling film. Grease it uniformly with olive oil.
  • 5.Pour the polenta into the tray and spread it evenly all over. The polenta will eventually set in the tray and will be nice and firm when chilled.
  • 6.Turn the tray over on to a clean surface.
  • 7.Take the tray away and carefully pull away the cling film from the polenta.
  • 8.Using a sharp knife cut it into longish fingers (10cm or 4inches x 1.5cms or 0.75 inch) to resemble French fries.
  • 9.In a bowl, combine the grated parmesan cheese, cracked black pepper and red chilli flakes.
  • 10.Dust the polenta fingers in flour and deep fry until crispy.
  • 11.Toss them into the bowl with the grated cheese and pepper to give a lovely coating to the polenta fries.
  • 12.Serve hot.