Sunday, April 02, 2006

Polenta with Tomato Sauce

Trader Joe's sells a wonderful precooked polenta that comes pre-formed into a roll. Andy jumped at the chance to use his electric knife and cut our polenta into 1/2 inch thick discs.

We salt and peppered each side and set them in a hot skillet with a little olive oil. We resisted the urge to move them around so that they could get crisp and brown on both sides.

We also finely grated some cheese and heated up my favorite jarred tomato sauce and added a little garlic and oregano.

Layering the sauce and cheese on the hot polenta rounds let everything melt together and created quite a nice dish. This was the first time I'd had polenta so I can't compare the homemade version to the store bought variety, but I liked it enough that I might make the polenta from scratch in the near future.


  1. Donal said...
    AB likes the Polenta. So, it has a high probability of being good.
    toni said...
    I back! Once I get all the pictures on the computer, I'll write some blurbs and send you a few.
    love ya
    Angela said...
    Excuse me for being ignorant, but what is polenta? A sausage? A bread? A vegetable?
    E said...
    Polenta is cornmeal cooked with stock or water until it's soft. It's sort of the texture of cream of wheat when it's hot. But you can pour it in a pan and let it firm up, or buyit premade in a tube like I did, and then grill it or bake it until it's crispy. It's a little sweet, but basically tastes like whatever you put on it.

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