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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?

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

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

Salt and pepper.
10 min.
2 Polenta : Photo of step #2Trickle in 280 g polenta powder while whisking... 3 min.
3 Polenta : Photo of step #3...and beat until the polenta thickens... 5 min.
4 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. 3 min.
5 Polenta : Photo of step #5For 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.
1 hour
6 Polenta : Photo of step #6Cut lines with a knife, first in one direction... 3 min.
7 Polenta : Photo of step #7...then across the other way... 3 min.
8 Polenta : Photo of step #8...to will give you small cubes of polenta.
9 Polenta : Photo of step #9Fry these in a little olive oil in a frying pan... 7 min.
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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
163869 gr85 gr113 gr
82 %26 %8 %17 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1225 gr6 gr8 gr
6 %2 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 kg 400 g : 1.80 €

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