I got home from a long day at work yesterday cracked a ice cold Murphy's Stout and thought about what to make for dinner. Ever since the Amateur Gourmet wrote about Polenta, it has been in the back of my mind. So I decided to give it a try. Instead of grabbing the recipe from the Amateur Gourmet web site, I just opened up my "Joy of Cooking" and took the recipe from there. Basically it called for four cups of water to one cup of Corn Meal. Cook for 30-40 minutes and then add some salt and Parmesan cheese.
So I started the water boiling, poured the in the corn meal and waited. Added about a 1/4 cup of fresh Parmesan and a bit of salt and got ready to try some. I have to say it was not amazing, but it definitely was good comfort food. Of course I was just cooking for myself so I had quite a bit left over. What do you do with left over Polenta?
Well the only idea I've had so far was breakfast. I just warmed some up and added a bit of honey and went to town. I have to say it was better this morning than last night and most definitely kept me full until lunch.
- Polenta definitely need help to be tasty
- Make sure you add the Corn Meal slowly or you can be guaranteed to have lumps
- Polenta is versatile
- Polenta is very filling
- Polenta would be an excellent side dish with mozerella a bit of tomato sauce and some Italian spices.