When you think about the cost alone - even on special or no-name corn chips are what? $2 a packet for 150 grams or something? Polenta flour or cornmeal is very inexpensive and I worked out I made about 40 large cornchips for about $1.20.
I don't know whether I would drown them in nachos, as I think they would go a bit soggy, but they are perfect to eat on their own or dipped in a lovely fresh salsa.
1 2/3 cups dried polenta
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups boiling water
40 gr butter
Preheat oven to 240 degrees c
Grease 2 baking trays
Pour polenta into a bowl, add cumin, chilli powder and salt.
Add half the boiling water and stir in constantly until the polenta becomes lumpy, add the butter and stir through until it's melted.
Add the last half of the boiling water and again stir until lumpy.
Take tablespoons of mix and place onto baking trays. Pat down with fingertips or a mini-rolling pin if you have one, to make them flat.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes, turn over, take out after 5 minutes further.
Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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