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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 154.8
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 273.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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Fried Polenta

Submitted by: FAELFE

Introduction

Add herbs and spices (or cheese!) to the polenta to achieve the flavor you want; then after frying, top with cheese or marinara sauce. Add herbs and spices (or cheese!) to the polenta to achieve the flavor you want; then after frying, top with cheese or marinara sauce.
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    -just under one cup yellow cornmeal
    -3 cups water
    -1 tsp salt
    -1 tbsp ICBINB or other butter/margarine (may change nutrition info)
    -1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

Bring water to a boil in a heavy large saucepan. Add salt. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add the butter/margarine, and stir until melted.

Transfer the hot polenta to an 8x8 baking dish, spreading evenly to 3/4-inch thick. Refrigerate until cold and firm, about 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Cut the polenta into 2 by 1-inch pieces. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry the polenta pieces until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per side. Using tongs, transfer the polenta pieces to paper towels and drain. Place the polenta pieces on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while cooking the remaining batches.

Transfer the polenta pieces to a serving platter. Serving suggestion: top with cheese and serve with marinara sauce.

Makes 9 good sized pieces.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FAELFE.






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  • polenta is made with not only corn meal but with potatoes and or ricotta. Corn meal is corn meal - 3/4/10

    Reply from FAELFE (3/4/10)
    From dictionary.com: Polenta: noun
    (esp. in Italian cooking) a thick mush of cornmeal.

    Ricotta is often added for flavor, etc., but at its most basic level, it's just cornmeal mixed with water.


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