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.
162K 55 4.1
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Last modified on: May 24th 2022

Keywords for this recipe:CornMealItalyPolenta
For 4 kg 200 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 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
10 min.1 hour17 min.1 hour 27 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Polenta : Photo of step #1

Cooking the polenta

Bring 3 litres milk to a boil in a large saucepan.

Season with salt and pepper.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Trickle in 900 g polenta meal while whisking...

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

Stage 4
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...and the mixture is smooth.

Check the seasoning

Note: If you want a creamy, supple polenta, a bit like a purée, and stop there without toasting it afterwards, reduce the weight of the polenta powder to 200 gr per liter of milk, and possibly add 50 gr of cream or butter at the end of cooking.

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.
Polenta : Photo of step #6
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
4,980 Kcal or 20,850 Kj210 gr267 gr341 gr
249 %81 %25 %52 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
122 Kcal or 511 Kj5 gr7 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 4 kg 200 g : 5.52 €

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