Spice-ful Polenta Chips

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There are a few steps involved in making these polenta chips, but they are great to have in the freezer ready to pop in the oven when you need an easy side dish. You can experiment with using different spices and stocks, and even adding ingredients like cheese. But, here is a basic starting point to get you going.

Ingredients: 1 cup of polenta, 2.5 cups of boiling stock (for extra flavour) or water, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 tablespoon of sumac, 1 teaspoon of salt.

Steps: 1) Add all ingredients, apart from the sumac, to a saucepan over a medium heat and stir continuously with a wooden spoon for a few minutes or until it forms a creamy mash. 2) Pour the polenta mixture into a medium sized slice tin or glass storage container and spread it evenly like you would a slice. 3) Place the slab of polenta mash into the fridge to set. 4) Remove from the fridge and slice into even, thick chips. 5) This next step is optional, but will achieve perfect chips that are crunchy on the outside… Place on a tray in the freezer for a few hours or overnight. Once frozen, you can store in the freezer in a bag, or use immediately. 6) When you are ready to cook them, remove from the freezer, coat in sumac powder and additional salt if desired, and bake for around 30 minutes on 200 degrees Celsius, or until the chips reach your desired level of crispiness!

By Jasmine Trafford at Franklee Healthy

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