Cheesy Polenta

    Cheesy Polenta

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    About this recipe: A wonderfully simple, yet highly flavoured polenta dish. Polenta is cooked on the hob with Parmesan cheese, then allow to cool in a loaf tin. Thickly slice and pan-fry for a delilcious side dish.

    Serves: 4 

    • 140g fine cornmeal or polenta
    • 250ml cold water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 750ml boiling water
    • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr35min 

    1. In a mixing bowl combine cornmeal, cold water and salt. Grease a loaf tin.
    2. Bring the remaining 750ml water to a rolling boil and stir in the cornmeal mixture. Bring the mixture back to the boil while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in the cheese.
    3. Let the mixture simmer for 20 to 30 minutes; stirring frequently. Allow the polenta to simmer until it becomes very thick. Spread the mixture into the loaf tin and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
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