Polenta

Step by step recipe:

  1. 10 min.Polenta : Photo of step #1
    Bring 1 litre milk to the boil in a large pan.

    Salt and pepper.
  2. 3 min.Polenta : Photo of step #2
    Trickle in 280 g polenta powder while whisking...
  3. 5 min.Polenta : Photo of step #3
    ...and beat until the polenta thickens...
  4. 3 min.Polenta : Photo of step #4
    ...and the mixture is smooth. Check the seasoning. If you intend using your polenta rather like mashed potato, add a little butter or olive oil to stop it from going stiff and it's ready.
  5. 1 hourPolenta : Photo of step #5
    For fried polenta, pour the mixture into a large flat tray or dish and spread it out evenly.

    Leave to cool and set for at least 1 hour.
  6. 3 min.Polenta : Photo of step #6
    Cut lines with a knife, first in one direction...
  7. 3 min.Polenta : Photo of step #7
    ...then across the other way...
  8. Polenta : Photo of step #8
    ...to will give you small cubes of polenta.
  9. 7 min.Polenta : Photo of step #9
    Fry these in a little olive oil in a frying pan...
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    ... rolling them around until golden brown all over.

Remarks:

You can also make polenta just using water, but I don't find this as good.

Recipes which use it: 4

Rata-tart
Rata-tart
Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta
Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta
Taos hotpot
Taos hotpot
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg

Source:

Home made.

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