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Polenta - what do I do?

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doadeer Fri 29-May-20 10:12:49

I bought a box of polenta in a strange moment of lockdown madness. I've eaten it before in restaurants and really liked it, but I suddenly can't think how it's usually served.

Does anyone have nice recipes?

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maxonebitch Fri 29-May-20 10:41:30

BBC good food have a recipe for lovely cottage cheese and polenta dumplings, it sounds awful but is actually delicous.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 29-May-20 11:38:21

Polenta is usually served with ragu. Jamie has a recipe for beef shin ragu with polenta, but I usually make the BBC Good Food recipe which uses sausages.

It’s also used to make cornbread, for which I use this recipe realfood.tesco.com/recipes/chilli-cheese-cornbread.html

It works well in cakes too. I’ve seen lots of recipes for polenta and orange cake.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 29-May-20 11:39:12

I forgot to mention these muffins www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/p/polenta_muffins.html

FL59 Fri 29-May-20 20:45:56

Best lockdown discovery - polenta chips! These are delicious: www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/cheese-recipes/baked-polenta-chips-with-pesto-dip/

TooMinty Fri 29-May-20 21:17:59

Cook it in a saucepan with stock, stirring all the time to avoid lumps. Add chilli flakes and rosemary and Parmesan. Pour into a tin and put in the fridge to solidify. Cut into strips then fry in olive oil til crispy. Nice with a sauce made out of tomatoes and garlic.

Bloodybridget Sun 31-May-20 02:42:41

I used this recipe for polenta with a mushroom ragout recently. I didn't include the taleggio topping, we had extra grated parmesan on it. I think it needs a bit more liquid in the polenta. It's very tasty!

Destroyedpeople Sun 31-May-20 02:45:27

Or you can use it for baking. Nigella does a lovely lemon polenta cake

doadeer Sun 31-May-20 11:55:19

Thanks everyone lots to try!

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