1.Most recipes recommend 1/2 inch slices because the polenta can easily break. I found as long as I was deliberate in my slicing (press straight down quickly with a large knife) I was able to get them a bit thinner than that and therefore able to make more bites from one tube!
2. Most recipe recommend 1-2 minutes but I wanted ours a bit crispier and firmer!
3. Be creative with your toppings and if you like spicy add some red pepper flakes!