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Can I Make "Polenta"?

Updated: Aug 26


I always liked polenta and it's a pretty versatile side dish or meal -- especially good for #quarantinelife, so I decided to order some. However, I have only ever eaten polenta in a restaurant and never made it myself. I got a 5 lb. bag of polenta and watched a class on the Food Network app. :)











Attempt #1:



This Roland was quick cooking polenta -- ready in 5-8 min. In the class I watched, it was a different kind of polenta, which takes an hour to cook. I followed the directions on the bag and added the water and a little chicken ramen seasoning (to make it like chicken stock). I didn't add extra oil or butter or cheese.



I learned in the class that you got keep stirring. I used a wooden spoon, so that it wouldn't scratch the nonstick pot.








I added the polenta slowly and kept stirring. It was a little thick with that amount of water I had added. I learned in the class you can loosen up polenta by adding more water to get your desired consistency.




RESULT: Success!


We are good at this! It was really good! I had made some sausage in the oven and added marinara and parmesan.


It's pretty fast and easy to make -- if you get quick cooking polenta. It might not be completely authentic, but it's fast and tastes pretty good.


Give it a try! We are good at this!










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