Our Homemade Polenta Recipe
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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