Crispy polenta fries with sour cream herby dressing

Crispy polenta fries with sour cream herby dressing

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes plus 1 hour chilling time
  • 30 minutes

Named for its grainy texture, Grana Padano adds an irresistible depth of flavour to everything – no wonder 5 million wheels are produced each year. Grana Padano is now the most widely consumed PDO (protected designation of origin) cheese in the world. The dominant aromas in Grana Padano are butter, grass, and nuts, which become even more complex and harmonious when aged longer. Ultimately, its flavour and various ageing processes make this cheese versatile enough to be enjoyed in a range of dishes. Add it to a pot of creamy polenta to make crispy Grana Padano-dusted chips and a punchy dipping sauce to match!


  • 500 g polenta
  • 2 cups Woolworths fresh liquid vegetable stock or water
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 cup Grana Padano cheese, grated
  • Woolworths extra virgin olive oil spray
  • For sour cream herby dressing:
  • 1 tsp Woolworths fresh crushed garlic
  • 1 T dill, chopped finely
  • 1 T parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 T mint, chopped finely
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup Woolworths tangy mayonnaise

Cooking Instructions

1. Bring the water to the boil. Season. Pour in the polenta and turn down the heat. Whisk the polenta until it is thick and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Spoon into a 23cm greased baking tray and spread until smooth. Chill until set.

2. Carefully turn over on a board and using a sharp knife cut into thick chips.

3. Heat the air fryer for 2 minutes at 180ºC. Spray lightly with oil.

4. In batches cook the chips for 10 minutes until crispy. Serve with the dressing

5. To make dressing, mix herbs, garlic, sour cream and mayo

Photography: Shavan Rahim
Videography: Romy Wilson
Recipes: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistant: Cheri Kustner

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With its crystalline, crumbly texture and mild, delicate flavour, it’s no mystery why Grana Padano is so popular. Its consistently excellent quality is due to each wheel being examined at nine months by an impartial technician from the official Consortium of Grana Padano. Only after this does a wheel of Grana Padano receive its iconic firebrand – your guarantee of authenticity and exceptional flavour. 

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Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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