In my hometown there is a big holiday in January, where people gather in the main square, drink bisò or vin brulé (mulled wine) and eat all kinds of street food. My favourite is fried polenta. In my family we do not usually eat polenta, but I found an easy, delicious and healthy snack made with polenta!
I found this recipe on Jamie Oliver's book Jamie's Italy and I cannot say why I didn't make it before I accidentally glanced through this book in the public library.
First of all you have to make polenta: it is made of cornmeal, which has to be boiled in order to obtain a thick texture. You can find a good recipe here (it says to add butter and Parmesan, but you can do without).
This is the recipe for fried polenta.
Make polenta, and when it's ready add parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Pour in a square bowl/dish (it shouldn't be taller than 2-3 cm) and let it cool down.♥ Ingredients ♥
salt and pepper
Cut the polenta in small squares, cover with cornmeal (the same you used to make polenta) and fry for 5 minutes until they become crispy. While frying add some fresh rosemary: it will add more flavor!
Put on some kitchen paper to mop the oil, let cool down a bit and... eat!
I love the crispness of the outside and the softness of the inside! Plus, I also love rosemary and the fresh taste it gives.
I hope you liked this recipe! Let me know if you try it, leave a comment!