I had never worked with polenta before, it's just something i was never intrested in making. Until i found this post while browsing the internet. A healthy alternative to potato chips, i had to try it. I actually tried to deep fry them but, they all just stuck to the bottom of the pan, broke into small pieces, and weren't very appetizing :(
But into the oven they went, and they turned into lovely golden crunchy yummy morsels, and guilt free snacking! & i love aoli sauce, could not go past dipping them into some!
2 cups organic milk
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups polenta (see above)
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup melted clarified butter or olive oil
Bring the milk and water just to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly stream in the polenta while stirring constantly. Stir in the salt and turn down the heat a bit if needed (you don't want the polenta to scorch). Continue stirring until the polenta thickens up (see picture), this can take anywhere from just a few minutes to much longer depending on your polenta. Stir in the cheese.
Remove from heat and spread out 1/2-inch thick onto a baking sheet using a spatula (although I feel like I get a better shape by letting it cool a minute or two and then using my hands). Chill in a refrigerator for at least an hour, or overnight. Cut into wide-cut "fry" shapes using a straight-edge for guidance and uniformity (or opt for a more rustic cut). Rub each fry with a bit of clarified butter or olive oil and sprinkle with some salt.
Bake in a 450 degree oven, middle rack, for 20 minutes or until golden and crispy. Flip the fries once after ten minutes.
2T Mayo [or more depending on how much you need]
1t of fresh squeezed lemon [up to one whole lemon, if necessary]
1 - 2 crushed garlic cloves [add as many as you like for taste]
pinch of salt
How to make it:
Mix all ingredients together. You can add more of any of the ingredients....it's up to you and how you want it to taste!