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.
145K 50 4.2
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Last modified on: September 16th 2015

Keywords for this recipe:CornFlourItalyPolenta
For 1 kg 400 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 700 g 1 kg 400 g 2 kg 800 g 4 kg 200 g
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Time required for this recipe:
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17 min.1 hour17 min.1 hour 34 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
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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.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,638 Kcal or 6,858 Kj69 gr85 gr113 gr
82 %26 %8 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
122 Kcal or 511 Kj5 gr6 gr8 gr
6 %2 %1 %1 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 kg 400 g : 1.80 €

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