Quick Soft Polenta
It's easy to prepare this quick and delicious side dish; all it takes is a bit of whisking. Serve polenta straight from the pot, or cool, slice, and broil until crisp.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, March 2005
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal or polenta (not quick-cooking)
- 1/4 cup finely grated cheese (Parmesan, Asiago, or sharp cheddar)
- 1 tablespoon butter
In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to a boil over high heat. Whisking constantly, very gradually add cornmeal in a thin stream, whisking until smooth before adding more.
Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, whisking often, until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and butter until smooth. Serve immediately.