Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

These are great, I usually make my polenta and then make them into these cakes the next morning, delicious! This is an easy version of polenta too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 1 to 1 1/2 quart oven-safe container, stir together water, salt, pepper, and polenta
  3. Add butter to the mixture, cut up in chunks.
  4. Place container, uncovered, in center rack of oven and bake 40 minutes.
  5. Open oven, pull out rack, add parmesan, and any other ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, olives, lemon zest, herbs, shallots, cilantro etc. and let bake another 10 minutes.
  6. Pull out of oven and let rest in refrigerator 20 minutes to over-night.
  7. In frying pan, on medium-high, heat oil.
  8. Spoon about half a cup of polenta into the pan at a time, fry until golden brown on each side.
  9. Let cakes rest about 3-5 minutes and serve.


Most Helpful

Thank you for the recipe. Is one TBS salt a typo? I loved the recipe but it's much too salty.

leeosborn February 01, 2011

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