A good basic recipe for cooking cornmeal specifically ground for making polenta.
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup polenta cornmeal
2 tablespoons butter
- In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, bring the 4 cups of water and salt to a boil. Gradually stir in polenta in a small, steady stream. Finish cooking polenta in the top of a double boiler, stirring frequently, for about 25 minutes. Stir in the butter.
- Serve as is, or with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, or with your favorite tomato, meat, or vegetable sauce. Cold polenta may be sliced, brushed with butter or olive oil and broiled, or pan fried in butter or olive oil until golden brown.
Makes 6 servings.