29.05.2019

Polenta Chips with Smokey Aioli

Photo: Roza's Gourmet Sauces

A fantastic side to go with a meal, these polenta chips look naughty but are actually a pretty healthy little treat. Polenta – which is made from corn – is a source of both fibre and protein, low in calories, low in fat, contains complex carbs (slow release carbs), has Vitamin A and essential minerals, and it’s gluten free! Polenta is a great pantry staple which keeps for ages and works as a great potato replacement. The original recipe is from Roza’s Gourmet Sauces.

Ingredients

  • 220g fine polenta
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Roza’s Gourmet Smokey Aioli or Tomato Chutney

Method

  1. Bring the water and stock to the boil in a large pot.
  2. Grease a square dish or baking tin with olive oil.
  3. Once the water is boiling, pour the polenta in gradually while whisking. Continue to whisk until it thickens, add rosemary and nutritional yeast.
  4. Pour polenta mixture into the dish and smooth out the mixture with a spatula.
  5. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. When you are ready to cook, preheat the oven to 200°C.
  7. Remove polenta from the dish and cut it into chip shapes.
  8. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and transfer the chips onto the tray.
  9. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top and bake for 40 mins, turning them over halfway, making sure they are golden brown and crisp on the edges.
  10. Serve with Roza’s Gourmet Smokey Aioli or Roza’s Gourmet Tomato Chutney. If you’re feeling like a bit of both, mix them together for a smoky, creamy and tomatoey hit.

Grab all your groceries from an Aunt Maggie’s retailer in Carlton, Fitzroy and Malvern. Head to auntmaggiesorganics.com.au for more info.