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Classic Italian Polenta

Creamy, simple home-made polenta. Perfect with stews, slow-cooked meat and any kind of cheese, this Italian dish its a real classic!

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Carmela Cristiano:

Polenta is not a quick fix for a meal, that's for sure. But if you have time, making polenta from scratch is both satisfying and absolutely amazing!

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While the seasons are certainly changing, and we look to be on course for another beautiful Tuscan spring, every once in a while, a good classic, comfort food like Polenta can hit the spot, especially on a chillier evening when the temps are still dropping.

Have you ever tried making a classic version of Polenta? While the fried version is clearly a family favorite without a doubt, the creaminess and richness of traditional Polenta is a marvel of simplicity and classicality in traditional Italian cuisine.

Very often served as a bed underneath stewed meats, we find that Polenta is also a wonderful base for a heaping serving of delicious roasted seasonal vegetables drizzled with top-quality extra virgin olive oil and tart Balsamic vinegar.

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5 total time (min)

120 cooking time (min.)


10 ingredients


370 kCal


3 steps to complete the preparation

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Classic Polenta Ingredients

  • Corn Flour 300 grams
  • Almond Flour 75 grams
  • Water 2 liter
  • Cinnamon Powder as needed
  • Sage (Leaves) as needed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • Carrot 1
  • Celery (Stalk) 1
  • Onion 1

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the Boiling Water

In a steel pot, bring water to boil with the carrot, the onion (cut in half), the celery, and a piece of cinnamon.

Let boil for 30 mines, then take out the vegetables and spices.

Step

2

Of 3

Prepare the Polenta

Add salt to taste and slowly add the 2 flours, previously mixed together, whilst stirring slowly.

Bring heat to low and, stirring often, let simmer for at least 1 hour.

If after 30 minutes the polenta still seems very liquid, add a pinch more of the flour mix.

Step

3

Of 3

Complete the Dish

When ready, pour the polenta on a cutting board (this is the traditional way), and serve it your preferred way.

If you want to make polenta-based 'crostini' (croutons), leave in the fridge for 3 hours and then cut into slices.

Or, the following day you can cut it any shape you like and either bake in the oven (on high for 5 minutes) or fry in a pan!

Perfect Match

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Filippo Bartolotta

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Garda DOC Spumante Wine
0.75l

Elegant, modern and bright - a very special bottle of bubbles

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Pairing

Garda DOC Spumante Wine
0.75l

Elegant, modern and bright - a very special bottle of bubbles

View product
Garda DOC Spumante Wine
0.75l

Elegant, modern and bright - a very special bottle of bubbles

View product

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Carmela Cristiano Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Polenta

Polenta is not a quick fix for a meal, that's for sure. But if you have time, making polenta from scratch is both satisfying and absolutely amazing!

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