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Hatch Chile Polenta Chips Recipe

What is my favorite season? Hatch Chile season!! While I grow a lot of my produce in our small backyard farm, there are some rare fruits and vegetables I can’t grow like hatch chiles. There is only one place I go for produce outside of our backyard, and that is Melissa’s Produce.

Hatch Chile Roastings

Melissa's Produce Hatch Chile

Roasting chiles is a process. Melissa’s Produce takes the guesswork out of the process by hosting roastings at multiple locations throughout Southern California during the season. They make it so convenient by allowing families to attend a roasting, and bring home the chiles ready to eat.

Hatch Chile Recipes

Melissa's Hatch Polenta Recipes

There are so many options when it comes to cooking hatch chiles. Melissa’s Produce recently introduced a new item that I couldn’t wait to experiment within the kitchen. It is a Hatch chile polenta, which is amazing. Every kid loves potato chips..rights? So, I decided to take the polenta and turn it into chips. The result – my kids ate every last bite within minutes.

Hatch Chile Polenta Chips

Unique Polenta Recipes


1 Package of Melissa’s Hatch Pepper Polenta
2 Cups of Oil
1/4 Cup Parmesan
1/4 Cup Parsley


1. Open the container. Then, slice the polenta into small strips.

Melissa's Hatch Pepper Polenta

2. Season with salt and pepper.

Hatch Polenta Recipes

3. Heat the oil in a frying pan.

4. Fry the polenta cakes for about 5-10 minutes. Until golden brown.

Making hatch polenta cakes

5. Top with parmesan and parsley.

Hatch polenta cakes

6. Enjoy!

Melissa’s Recipes

Once you’ve introduced hatch chiles into your kids diet, you can explore more with the Hatch Chile Cookbook or web site. There are endless healthy recipes to prepare for your family during the Hatch Chile season.

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