Fried polenta transforms creamy polenta into crispy french fry like sticks that are perfect for dipping into tomato sauce.
What You'll Need
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Gradually add the polenta while stirring to break up the lumps. Reduce heat to low and cook the polenta, stirring frequently, until it thickens and becomes smooth
Once the polenta is cooked, stir in the butter, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Pour the cooked polenta into a greased shallow dish. My dish is 9 x 9 inches. Spread it out evenly, smoothing the surface. Let it cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm up
Once the polenta has cooled and set, cut it into desired shapes, such as squares or triangles. You can cut the polenta slices into whatever shape you prefer.
Fry the polenta pieces until they turn golden brown and crispy on each side. This should take about 3-4 minutes per side. .