Basic Cheese Polenta

Basic Cheese Polenta

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"Why buy polenta in a box when you can make it from scratch cheaper? A great day-before dish. Once the polenta has been refrigerated serve it in a variety of different ways: sliced and fried--or serve it immediately as a mashed potato or rice substitute!"

Ingredients

4 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 214 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 897 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a mixing bowl combine cornmeal, cold water and salt. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. Bring the remaining 3 cups of water to a rolling boil and stir in the cornmeal mixture. Bring the mixture back to a boil while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in the cheese.
  3. Let the mixture simmer for 20 to 30 minutes; stirring frequently. Allow the polenta to simmer until it becomes very thick. Spread the mixture into the loaf pan and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
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i am not a fan of the creamy version BUT the fried version (chill atleast one hour, cut in circles with a coffee cup and fry in oil that covers bottom of the pan on medium bout 5 minutes per sid...

My first taste of polenta, was when we ate at Emerils, at Universal Studios Orlando. I was kind of surprised...breakfast meets dinner. Well obviously it was that good and I found myself lookin...

Holy Majoly! This is a great recipe. It was easy and flavorful. I really enjoyed it. I am going to be making this for all my friends from now on. I added 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the re...