Polenta is a traditional Italian dish made that is similar to grits, but with a slightly different flavor and texture.

TIME
About 1 hour

SERVING SIZE

Polenta

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 cups water
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 cups HOMESTEAD GRISTMILL POLENTA

Directions

  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil with the salt, pepper and butter.
  • Mix polenta and Parmesan with remaining 1 3/4 cups water, and gradually whisk this mixture into the boiling water.
  • Whisk constantly until it returns to a boil, then lower heat and cook about 30 minutes, whisking frequently to prevent lumping. Be careful when whisking because polenta splatters.
  • Serve hot, or pour into a bread pan or jelly-roll pan. Let cool till solid, then slice in 1/2-inch slices and fry in butter or oil.