Friday, July 6, 2018

polenta -

Polenta (Italian pronunciation: [polɛnta] ) is a boiled corn meal dish from Northern and Central Italy, and can also be found in the Savoie region, Switzerland and Romania. These foods can be served as "porridge" hot or allowed to cool and harden and then can be roasted, fried or baked.

Polenta takes a long time to cook, which is about 45 minutes and must be continuously stirred. Several alternative techniques have been used to speed up the process or make it unnecessarily continuously monitored. Fast-cooked polenta only takes a few minutes, but this type of polenta is considered to be of lower quality and better eaten after being roasted or fried.