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Polenta

Polenta is a northern Italian classic, so much so that southern Italians call northerners “polentoni.” It’s essentially ground corn meal. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a large pot, with 1 broth cube in it. When it boils, pour in 1 cup of polenta, reduce heat, and stir vigorously and continuously for about ten minutes or until the polenta is thick. Put a nice slice of gorgonzola cheese on each plate, spoon the polenta over to melt it, then pour your favorite tomato sauce over the top. Cheap and very filling, it’s a perfect meal for students. Make sure to get the polenta flour that says “cotta a vapore” or “cuoce in minuti”: this is the precooked polenta flour. If not, you’ll stir for 40-50 minutes – this will put hair on your chest!

Polenta
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Polenta is a northern Italian classic, so much so that southern Italians call northerners “polentoni.” It’s essentially ground corn meal. Cheap and very filling, it’s a perfect meal for students. Make sure to get the polenta flour that says “cotta a vapore” or “cuoce in minuti”: this is the precooked polenta flour. If not, you’ll stir for 40-50 minutes – this will put hair on your chest!
Ingredients
  • A box of precooked polenta flour
  • Water
  • A box of Gorgonzola (you can even use just red souce)
Instructions
  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a large pot, with 1 broth cube in it.
  2. When it boils, pour in 1 cup of polenta, reduce heat, and stir vigorously and continuously for about ten minutes or until the polenta is thick.
  3. Put a nice slice of gorgonzola cheese on each plate, spoon the polenta over to melt it, then pour your favorite tomato sauce over the top.

 

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