Polenta with sage~ prosciutto & fontina che

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Water
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Polenta or yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon Dried sage leaves
1½ tablespoon Olive oil
6 slices Prosciutto (about 2 ounces)
\N \N Thinly sliced
12 \N Fresh sage leaves --
\N \N Optional
1½ cup Fontina cheese (about 6
\N \N Ounces) -- shredded,packed

Bring water and salt to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Gradually add polenta, whisking constantly. Whisk in dried sage and bring to boil.

Reduce heat to medium and cook until mixture is very thick, whisking frequently, about 15 minutes. Whisk in 1 tablespoon oil.

Preheat broiler. Coat bottom and sides of 8x8x2-inch baking pan with remaining ½ tablespoon oil. Spread polenta evenly in prepared pan.

Sprinkle ground pepper over. Top with prosciutto slices, layering evenly. Arrange fresh sage atop prosciutto, if desired. Cover with cheese. Broil polenta about 6 inches from heat source until cheese bubbles and is golden, watching closely to avoid burning, about 3 minutes.

Recipe By : BonAppetit Nov 1994 / Charlotte Walker From: owner-Mc-Recipe@...

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