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Polenta sticks recipe.

August 16, 2016

Working on hot days is the worst. But with long days at least one can seize the evening that’s still warm. So I try to squeeze the best out of this time. Like last week when we went to the lake for an after-work-swim and because I’m always hungry after work, I brought a snack with me: polenta sticks with a herb cream cheese dip.

Healthy polenta sticks | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

It’s perfect for a picnic or anytime you feel like eating with your hands.

Polenta sticks recipe.

Polenta sticks recipe.


    For the polenta sticks:
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped thyme
  • olive oil
  • For the dip:
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs


  1. Put the milk and water with the salt and pepper into a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Add the polenta, put it aside and stir well.
  3. Let it rest for 30 mins.
  4. Spread the polenta onto a baking tray lined with baking paper at the thickness of the sticks you later want.
  5. Let it cool down completely.
  6. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 120 Ā°C.
  7. Now cut the polenta into sticks and spread them out on the baking tray. Sprinkle the olive oil onto the sticks and pop them into the oven.
  8. Bake them until golden brown around the edges (after about 30 mins).
  9. For the dip combine all ingredients and serve them with the sticks - you can eat them either warm or cold.
  10. Enjoy!

Fake fries? Healthy polenta sticks! | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

I’ve posted an instruction post on these paper bags yesterday, if you have missed it. They are just so cute. I guess I have to eat all finger food now out of them.

Healthy polenta sticks | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

These polenta sticks remind me of my best friend that’s living in Vienna and I don’t see her as much anymore as I use to and I miss our talks. So when I made them it reminded me of the great parties she hosts. She’s the best host I’ve ever known ā€“ spending hours in the kitchen and you never go home but have to roll. I’m not complaining though. How I miss those.

Healthy polenta sticks | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Before I get to sentimental I’m planning my next after-work-activity. Maybe some walk in the hills, eating ice cream in the city? What are you doing after work?

Now. Carry on!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Ivory August 16, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Looks yummy!

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