Sunday, April 02, 2006
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.