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Polenta

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Recipe

This is a lovely side side for many things, but it was devised to be served with the Quail.

Yield: Serves 4 to 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

Lightly oil a baking sheet. In a heavy saucepan, bring the milk to a low boil over moderate heat and add the salt. Slowly pour in the cornmeal, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 30 minutes, or until the polenta pulls away from the sides of the pan.

Off the heat, briskly fold in the eggs, beating until incorporated. Pour the polenta onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out a little less than 1/2-inch thick. Allow to cool thoroughly and cut into the polenta into rectangular or diamond shapes.  (If serving with the quail, make sure the pieces are large enough for the birds to fit on).

In a cast-iron skillet, heat the olive oil over moderate heat. When the oil is hot, fry the polenta on each side until golden. Place the polenta serving dish and set a hot roasted bird on each slice of polenta. Serve immediately.

Notes

The consistency of cornmeal varies and the addition of more liquid may be necessary. Have ready a small pan of boiling water and, if the mixture becomes too tough, add boiling water, a little at a time, stirring vigorously to avoid any lumps.


© Christopher Idone
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

161kcal (8%)
319mg (13%)
10g
1g
12g (19%)
0g
3g (14%)
7g
1g
59mg (20%)
3g
4g
16mg
115mg
44mcg RAE (1%)
0mg (0%)
75mg (8%)
0mg (3%)
 

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  • casa-giardino

    10.29.10 Flag comment

    Polenta is a "poor" dish. In Abruzzo, we use water instead of milk and no eggs.
    http://www.casa-giardino.blogspot.com

 

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