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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:

Change those ingredients for: 700 g 1 kg 400 g 2 kg 800 g 4 kg 200 g

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
17 min.1 hour17 min.1 hour 34 min.
Keeping: 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.
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Trickle in 280 g polenta powder while whisking...

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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...and beat until the polenta thickens...

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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...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
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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.
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Cut lines with a knife, first in one direction...

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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...then across the other way...

Stage 8
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...to will give you small cubes of polenta.

Stage 9 - 7 min.
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Fry these in a little olive oil in a frying pan...

Stage 10
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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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole), Cherry clafoutis, Crème de foie gras, Two-cheese quiche, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fish in a sesame crust, Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes, Mussels with arroz negro, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Tomato and courgette tart, ... All
SaltSalt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Avengers' potatoes, Flaky brownie brioche, Leek and fresh tuna tart, Stuffed baguette , Comtoise tart for Seàn, ... All

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