Firm Polenta

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by swirlycinnacakes

No-brainer recipe

Top Review by FinestKind

There's no way a full tablespoon of salt is required for one cup of polenta. I just tried this recipe and it tastes like a salt lick. Next time I try this I'll start with a teaspoon of salt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add the salt and slowly pour in the cornmeal, mixing constantly with a wooden spoon until it is all incorporated.
  3. Turn the heat to low and cook until it's smooth and no longer grainy (30-35 minutes). Be sure to stir often so that the bottom doesn't burn.
  4. Spread the warm polenta evenly into a lightly oiled container and allow to cool.
  5. When cool, cut the polenta into whatever shape you desire. Firm polenta can be grilled, baked or fried.

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