I know this is off-subject but since the talk is about fried food.
Has anyone tried fried polenta ?
Make polenta as usual and let it rest. Once it cooled down, cut it in sticks like mozzarella or big fries and then fry in canola oil.
It is a real treat as an appetizer.
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