Yield: 6 servings
|2½ cup||White cornmeal|
Bring 3 cups of the water to a boil in a large pot.
Combine 1½ cups of the cornmeal with the remaining 1 cup water.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add the cornmeal mixture to the boiling water, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 5 minutes, slowly adding the remaining cup of cornmeal.
When the mixture is very thick and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, transfer to a serving bowl or plate. Use a wooden paddle or spoon to compress the mixture into a round shape (you may use wet hands to aid in the procedure). Serves 6.
PER SERVING: 210 calories, 5 g protein, 45 g carbohydrate 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 Mg sodium, 4 g fiber.
From an article by Karola Saekel in the San Francisco Chronicle, 8/18/93.