It’s a totally dreary, cold day here today. This afternoon I decided to make some polenta. It had been so long since I’d done it that I forgot how much stirring is involved! My grandfather used to make polenta all the time. He always made Italian sausage to go with it which I didn’t have so I improvised. I’ve been on a meat free kick here lately so I used some chopped up Boca burgers.
To make the polenta I brought 9 cups of water to a boil and then slowly poured in 3 cups of corn meal and a dash of salt. You start stirring from the moment you start pouring the corn meal and do not stop until it gets to the point where it’s the consistency of super firm mashed potatoes and it no longer sticks to the sides of your pot. (roughly 30 minutes of non-stop stirring)
After that I put it into a bread loaf pan and baked it in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.