Polenta Frita

This easy polenta recipe is a great option for breakfast or a quick snack.

  • Servings 4
  • 15 mins.
  • Easy

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups low-fat Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups coarse ground yellow Cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. favorite hard Cheese (manchego, parmesan, asiago), for garnish
  • Chives, for garnish

Directions

  1. Pour milk into a medium saucepan, place over medium heat and simmer.
  2. Slowly whisk in cornmeal until fully incorporated, lower heat to low and continue to stir for about 5 minutes.
  3. Fold in butter and season with salt.
  4. Stir until no lumps remain, then pour mixture into a lightly greased, wax paper lined 9”x13” baking sheet with a 1” lip.
  5. Top with an extra sheet of greased wax paper.
  6. Evenly spread and allow mixture to cool for about 20 minutes before placing into the refrigerator. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  7. Remove polenta from refrigerator and cut out rounds using cookie cutter or the top of a mason jar.
  8. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Lightly fry polenta rounds for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  9. Remove from oil and plate with shredded cheese and chives.

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Pair with a cup of cold brew Colombian coffee.

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