Recipe by Chef John
"Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth instead of water. It's a perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout."
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freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for garnish
made polenta for the first time, but substituted 2 cups water to milk, turned out really nice. I should say be careful with salt, as the cheese also adds it.
Never made it before, but tried it with Chef John's Pork al Latte. It was outstanding! My husband usually complains about my cooking, but loved this. I made it with leftover turkey stock from Thanksgiving as my liquid. Next time I might try the vegetarian option and just use water.
Watching the video really helped! This was my first time making polenta, but most certainly won't be the last. Thick, creamy, smooth, warm, cheesy, perfect.
This was really good and quite easy. It cooked up a lot quicker for me, I have a flat top stove so I probably needed to have it set on a lower setting, I'll remember that next time. Still it came out so smooth and tasty! And easier than I imagined, I've never even had polenta until recently, so I'm really glad to have a new option to serve with meals. I also watched the video so that made me feel a lot more confident to try this.
Ok I admit that I only made this up until the end of step 2. Then I put sausage in a tomato-type sauce over it. But the polenta came out perfect and I'm sure it would have been great with the butter and parm cheese too.
Excellent ! cheese provides a great flavor twist. I have used olive virging oil instead of butter. Great !
Turned out perfect! Made it exactly according to the directions and it was creamy and delicious. I also watched the video, which helped a lot. Yum!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
How to Make Perfect Polenta
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 132
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