Traditional polenta

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Water
1½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Cornmeal polenta
½ teaspoon Pepper
4 tablespoons Butter; cut in pieces
½ cup Parmesan cheese; grated

Recipe by: 365 Easy Italian Recipes - ISBN 0-06-016310-0 Preparation Time: 1:00

1. Bring water and 1 tsp salt to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Pour polenta into water in a slow steady stream, stirring with a wooden spoon as you pour. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 15 mins.

2. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 mins. When polenta is thickness of cooked cereal and grains are no longer gritty, stir in pepper, remaining ½ tsp salt, butter, and Parmesan cheese.

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