Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
This easy recipe was on the back of a polenta bag. It seemed easy, and I loved that it was baked in the oven and not something I had to check constantly. I had this with regular, hot stewed tomatoes that I served along side. What a hearty meal! This would be a great side to almost any meat or vegetable dish. The recipe didn't call for garlic, but I added some garlic powder to mine. Oh, so tasty!
- 1 cup polenta
- 3 1⁄4 cups lukewarm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 -2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) or 2 minced garlic cloves (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place ingredients in buttered 8-inch square pan.
- Stir with fork until blended.
- Bake uncovered for 50 minutes.
- Run fork through it and bake 10 more minutes.
- Serve with butter and Parmesan cheese, or with your favorite tomato, meal or vegetable sauce.
This recipe has been my family's favorite since 1492 when we first discovered America. This is a set it and forget it recipe. Easy. Excellent result. Make this and you can claim Italian citizenship as long as you don't smile too much.
What is not to love? It is a perfect comfort food and this recipe is just as good as it gets.
Bake it in the oven for supper one night and then the next day shape the leftovers into silver dollar sized coins and fry in bacon grease and serve with eggs like little pancakes with Aunt Jemima syrup for breakfast.
Yum.This is crazy good hillbilly food!
I was raised on this stuff.