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How to cook polenta for crowd

Can I cook polenta for 25 people in one pot?

asked by heiwei almost 2 years ago

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Nancy
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added almost 2 years ago

I think doing it all in one pot is very hard or impossible in a home kitchen.
Many recipes for polenta are for 6 or 8 servings, and so you'd be making three or four times that. Unlikely to have a pot large enough in the home kitchen, and to do it traditional way - stirring on a stovetop - might take forever, and also risk burning the contents if the cook decided to speed things up by adding heat.
But yes there are ways to make polenta for a crowd.
I would suggest making 2-4 regular sized batches & storing the completed polenta in a low oven (short-term for immediate use) or longer in the refrigerator (for later use).
Methods - regular stovetop, in microwave or other appliance (rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker).
slow cooker polenta:
http://eatfresh.org/recipe/side-dish/slow-cooker-polenta#.WHHFHPkrLIU
rice cooker polenta:
http://www.food.com/recipe...
pressure cooker polenta:
http://www.bobsredmill...
polenta in a microwave:
http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/cooking-tips-techniques/cooking-uses-for-your-microwave/make-polenta

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heiwei
added almost 2 years ago

Thank you so much!! Wound up doing it in two pots and it was perfect :)

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