After our trip to Ulla the other night I was determined that I could make some sort of polenta treat similar to their idea! I mean how hard can it be……..right?
Well, I’ll tell you right now, mine were NO where near as creamy delicious as their’s, but turned out to be a very nice appetizer / party snack none the less!!
Start by whipping up a batch of your favorite polenta. ( see internet for instructions)
And then pour it out onto a parchment paper covered tray. Shape into an as even layer as you can, being sure to square up the edges. Then let cool till almost cold!
When cold and firm, cut into the shapes of your choice. I chose “fry” like stick shapes on this occasion. Spread them out away from each other.
Then brush them with olive oil on all sides. Baking them will make them healthier than deep frying them.
Put into a 450 degree oven and let them crisp up. Keep a close eye so they don’t burn. When they start to get crispy on one side, take them out and turn them around till they are a lovely golden toasted colour.
Serve immediately with the dipping sauce of your choice.
We just had them with mayo this time, but the wheels were turning about all the wonderful dipping sauces I might come up with in the future.
I was very pleased with the results. I think you could make these as fancy or as casual and the occasion calls for and will certainly be a crowd pleaser!
But if you are having dinner after them, be careful not to fill up. It is very easy to abuse these!! Eat with caution!