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Polenta

Polenta

Polenta is made from maize meal and can be prepared in a number of ways. In this recipe, it is cooked in milk, then moulded and set before being fried.

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Last modified on: September 16th 2015

For 1 kg 400 g, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
17 min.1 hour17 min.1 hour 34 min.
Preservation:
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

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

Salt and pepper.
Stage 2
3 min.
Polenta : Photo of step #2 Trickle in 280 g polenta powder while whisking...
Stage 3
5 min.
Polenta : Photo of step #3 ...and beat until the polenta thickens...
Stage 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.
Stage 5
1 hour
Polenta : 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.
Stage 6
3 min.
Polenta : Photo of step #6 Cut lines with a knife, first in one direction...
Stage 7
3 min.
Polenta : Photo of step #7 ...then across the other way...
Stage 8
Polenta : Photo of step #8 ...to will give you small cubes of polenta.
Stage 9
7 min.
Polenta : Photo of step #9 Fry these in a little olive oil in a frying pan...
Stage 10
Polenta : Photo of step #10 ... 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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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