Join A Secret Italy

Subscribe to our FREE Ezine

Our Homemade Polenta Recipe

Polenta

Polenta and Gnocchi are the most popular staples in the mountain regions of the Veneto and much of northern Italy. From Turin to Trieste folks LOVE their polenta!

Our house is in Piovene Rocchette, in the heart of Veneto Italy, and here polenta is even eaten for breakfast, served in a bowl of hot milk. It might sound a little weird but it's hands-down better than cornflakes for breakfast. Try it and then tell me you don't agree!

This polenta dish is 100% traditional.

Ingredients

1 and a half liters of water (3 US pints)

500 gr (17.5 ounces) of ground yellow Indian corn

a pinch of salt to taste.

Cooking Instructions

• Boil some lightly salted water

• Drop the corn meal into the water while mixing continually with a wooden spoon (it really must be a wooden spoon as a metal one changes everything).

• Cook the polenta for around forty minutes or until it comes away from the sides. An egg can be added to add richness to the final dish. I personally like it with the egg added but try it both ways to see which you prefer.

Serving Suggestions

Serve hot as an appetizer or as a side to a roast. Even include it as part of a salad like in the photo.

To make it even more delicious the hot polenta is often covered with a variety of local strong tasting cheeses. I enjoy it with melted Gorgonzola cheese.

Like I mentioned at the top of the page you can let the polenta cool and cut into slices. You can then serve the slices with hot milk for breakfast.

When I was a child I used to have this every morning - this was my version of morning cornflakes. I loved it and to be honest I still do.

I hope you enjoy your polenta and if you would like another great polenta recipe, or any other recipe please, feel free to contact me.

Maria


  1. Home
  2. Our Recipes
  3. Polenta Recipe

Contact Me

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
 

You'll Enjoy These...

  • The Venice Food and Recipe Guide

    Discover the great cuisine of the Veneto and Italy with us. You simply have to try our Cannoli recipe.. and hear the amazing story behind the recipe.

  • The Secret Cannoli Recipe of Zia Rosalinda

    It took me years to get my aunt Rosalinda to share her authentic Sicilian cannoli recipe but... at last... I can let you in on the secret.

  • Authentic and Italian - Our Tiramisu Recipe

    Need a tiramisu recipe? You won't find any better than this one - it is 100% authentic Italian.

  • Aperol Spritz - an Italian Summer in Every Glass

    Can't get to Italy? Then bring a little Italy to wherever you are in this great big wonderful world with our Aperol spritz recipe.

  • Spaghetti Bolognese Does NOT Exist in Italy.

    Spaghetti Bolognese does not exist in Italy; however, you'll be delighted to know that the real Italian version is far more delicious... and we have the recipe just for you.

  • Need a Good Restaurant in Padova?

    So you need a good restaurant in Padova? Well, we've discovered just the place: a little family run restaurant serving traditional dishes in the heart of the old town.

  • Our Homemade Lasagna Recipe

    I am Italian and here is the way I have always made lasagna. It is the way my mother taught me and this homemade lasagna recipe is something my family really love.

  • Best Veneto & Venice Restaurants - Cooking as Good as my Mamma's

    These Veneto & Venice restaurants don’t cater for the tourist trade but to locals and you won’t find many of these restaurants in any guide book . What you will find are excellent restaurants

  • Discovered -The Best Italian Cookbook

    I have spent ages searching for the best Italian cookbook translated into or written in English. Let me share the results of all those long hours of research - the four best Italian recipe books.

  • Which is the Best Italian Recipe?

    Italy has some of the best recipes on earth, from Venice to Sardinia there is something to please all palates and I have begun a search to discover the best Italian recipe. This is the result…

  • The Best Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy

    Which is the best of all the luxury hotels in Venice Italy? Read my insider’s guide and discover the answer. Awaiting you are not only the five best Venetian luxury hotels but...

  • Search our Site

    Site search box for ItalyMammaMia.com and MiOMyItaly.com

Please Book with Us...

Maria here, if you enjoy my site and Facebook page I'd love your support.

Simply book your next trip anywhere (not only to Italy) with the search box below or with any of the hotel links on the website.

I promise you'll get the best deal on accommodation available and the income we receive from HotelsCombined helps us to:

  • Stay independent and to keep bringing you the best of Italy.
  • Never have to accept money from hotels directly; that way we can share only those we genuinely love.

Recent Articles

  1. Are These The Most Beautiful Places in Italy?

    Are These the Most Beautiful Places in Italy? Watch the video, read the stories and then, I think, you will agree that these are indeed........

    Read More

  2. The Enchanting South of Italy

    What is it about the South of Italy that makes it so special. Well, this story will provide the answer....

    Read More

  3. Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

    Which is the most beautiful village in Italy? I will let you in on a secret: the village you are looking for is very old, it....

    Read More

  4. The Most Beautiful Places in Italy

    People often ask me which are the most beautiful places in Italy? My answer to them is this...

    Read More

  5. The 9 Most Beautiful Towns in Italy

    We would like to share a secret with you: the 9 most beautiful towns and villages in Italy.

    Read More

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.