Monday, March 16, 2009

Polenta

A few people have asked what my chicken Piccata was sitting on.
I didn’t mean to keep it a secret. I just didn’t really think about it. You may already have your own favorite polenta recipe, but if you don’t, then here is mine. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 C Enriched Yellow Cornmeal
2 C Cold Water
6 C Water
1 Tbls Salt

Directions:
Start the 6 cups of water boiling in a large saucepan. Pour the cornmeal into the remaining 2 cups of cold water and stir with a fork until a paste is formed. Add salt to the boiling water then add your corn meal paste stirring constantly until it returns to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, until smooth and very thick. If you should have a lump appear push it against the side of the pan to dissolve. You will know your polenta is finished cooking when your wooden spoon can stand upright, unsupported in the middle of your pan.
Add cheese or tomatoes and serve.
This makes a lot and good pancakes when fried in the morning.

9 comments:

Sara said...

I made polenta last night too!! Great minds think alike :)

Culinarywannabe said...

I always call polenta "northern grits," cause I can find it on a menu up here all the time, but people still argue they have no idea what grits are like.

Camille said...

Polenta is one of my favorites. It is so versatile. It is one of those perfect foods that can be eaten about a zillion different ways.

Maria said...

I love polenta! It is good in so many ways!

Elra said...

That is delicious polenta, I like to serve this because it is easy to make. Yours look really creamy and delicious.
Cheers,
elra

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Fried polenta pancakes. oh my. Is there syrup on that?
You're very sweet to offer the book "Playing for Pizza." I've been wanting to read it, but I know our library has it. I'll have to check it out.

Maryann said...

I didn't grow up with polenta, but I'm learning to like it now.

Cheryl said...

I was one of the wonderer's, LOL. I have never eaten straight up polenta, looks delish!

Tangled Noodle said...

Thank you for this simple recipe! I've been wanting to make polenta but end up buying those pre-made tubes instead. No more!