- Gluten free pizzette, lentils fritters for a summary apero

Doing some catering and having had a lot of events lately, I obviously have some left overs….

Little things like half of a red onion, 1 jalapeno,  lentils, some mascarpone cheese, polenta, bacon…

I usually make a soup with vegetable and other stuff I have left but this time I didn’t feel like having a soup which is quiet rare, so I had to be a bit more creative…

I made little pizza with a polenta dough and some croquettes with the lentils.  You know I love croquettes 🙂


Polenta pizzette for around 6/8 mini pizza :

Ingredients :


  • Polenta
  • Parma ham
  • 1/2 red onion
  • A half of a quarter of red pepper
  • 6/8 black olives
  • A few sprigs of oregano
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • Half of a jalapeno chili
  • 2 tbsp of mascarpone cheese
  • A few spoons of tomato sauce or peeled tomatoes


Method :

Bring half a liter of salted water to the boil.

Put 400g of polenta, whisk and see how the mix is. It has to have the consistency of a thick custard. If it’s too liquid after a few minutes of boiling, add a bit more polenta slowy, and check…. Keep in mind that the polenta will thicken a bit while cooling down. 

When it’s done drop the polenta paste in muffins or tartlets molds, flatten them and let it to cool down.

When it’s cold, unmold them and top them with tomato sauce, then mascarpone cheese, salt, pepper, a bit of onion, bel peppers, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, parma ham, olives  and oregano.

Put it in the oven for around 15 min at  180°C/350°F till the cheese is melting and it smells like paradise in your ktichen. 






Lentils fritters 

Ingredients :

  • Lentils
  • Bacon
  • Curry
  • Paprika
  • Jalapeno
  • Red onion
  • 1 or 2 eggs (depends on the quantity of lentils)
  • A few spoons of flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt, pepper

Method :

Easy if your lentils are already cooked, if not, cook some green lentils in salted boiling water. 
Drain them and wait till they are cold. 
Add salt and pepper, 1 or 2 eggs, some flour and all the ingredients.
Form some balls with your hands, the size you want. It’s going to be a bit difficult so you will have to press the lentils in order to form those croquettes. If it’s still too wet add a little bit of flour. 

When you have your croquettes done, roll them in flour one by one, heat up some oil and fry the croquettes on each sides. 

Enjoy your lentils croquettes with the same mascarpone cheese that you used for the mini pizza or it can be ricotta cheese, yogurt… something you have in your fridge. I topped my mascarpone with a rest of herbs pesto 



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