Soft Polenta

By • February 20, 2010 • 3 Comments

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Author Notes: When I was little, polenta was one of my favorite meals. Mom would spread any leftover polenta in a pan, chill it, and the next day we’d have pan-fried polenta – another great treat.mrslarkin

Serves 6

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt or kosher salt
  • 7 cups cold water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 or more cups Bolognese sauce, ragu, or other sauce of your choice
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  1. Bring 5 cups water and salt to a boil.
  2. Stir corn meal into 2 cups cold water until smooth. Slowly add to boiling water and whisk. Reduce heat to simmer. Continue to whisk for 5 to 8 minutes. Whisk in butter until melted. Taste for salt.
  3. Spoon the polenta into warmed shallow pasta bowls. Top with ragu, Bolognese, or sauce of your choice. Or drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
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Tags: comfort food, Easy, satisfying, Side Dishes, simple, winter

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Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks monkeymom! I think I'll fry up some leftovers for lunch today.

Monkeys

over 4 years ago monkeymom

I've been looking for a simple polenta recipe...this looks great, thanks for posting it!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Again with the wrong reply box...will I ever learn? See above for my reply to yours. :)