Samac and Thyme Polenta Chips
Polenta chips are really simple to make and a wonderful alternative to potato chips. Also, polenta is an alternative protein source for vegans. As an option, serve with mammoth olives. I serve these polenta chips with mammoth olives.
Author: Edward Daniel
Recipe type: Snack, Sides
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
- 750ml vegetable stock (made with filtered water)
- 300g instant organic polenta (cornmeal)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsps samac
- 2 tsps chopped fresh thyme
- ½ tsp salt
- olive oil
- Bring the stock to boil in a large saucepan. Reduce in heat.
- Add the garlic, samac, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir.
- Then gradually add the polenta. Use a balloon whisk to constantly stir until all the polenta is incorporated into the stock.
- Reduce to a medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon for about two minutes. The mixture should thicken and the polenta should soften. Remove from the heat.
- Brush a large baking tray with olive oil and cover the baking sheet.
- Pour the polenta evenly over the base of the baking tray and use a back of a spatula to smooth over. Cover with another baking sheet.
- Place the polenta in a refrigerator overnight and leave to set.
- Turn the polenta over onto a clean work surface. Peel off the baking sheet. Cut the polenta lengthways into 2cm strips and 8cm long pieces.
- If you are using an air-fryer, using hands, I quickly soak the polenta chips in olive oil in a large bowl and then place in the air-fryer at 180 degrees for about 12 minutes. Alternatively, you can deep-fry for about 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown.