1/2 Photos of Mamaliga Cu Branza (Cornmeal Mush With Cheese)
1 hr 30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
TOOLBELT DIVA's Note:
Mamaliga is a traditional Romanian Recipe. When one thinks of mush, it is usually unappealing. If you are familiar with and like Polenta, here is the Romanian version. We call it Mamaliga. When I was a child, my mother would serve Mamaliga, on its own, with fish, or other meats, instead of bread. It is equally good the next day, because it can be cut into pieces, and dipped into a tocana (stew) or ciorba de fasole (bean soup). The next day, Mamaliga may be served for breakfast, fried with bacon, or sausages.
My Private Note
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For the Mamaliga
For the cheese
- 1To prepare the Mamaliga, mix the cornmeal,and salt together with 1 1/2 c cold water and set it aside to soften.
- 2Bring 4 cups water to a hard boil.
- 3Add the cornmeal mixture to the boiling water, stirring constantly.
- 4When the Mamaliga begins to thicken, cover, and cook over lower heat, for about 30 minutes, stirring periodically; do not allow Mamaliga to burn. Now you are ready for the cheese.
- 5Divide the butter into 3 equal parts.
- 6Divide the grated cheese into two equal parts.
- 7Divide the cooked cornmeal into two equal parts.
- 8To a casserole dish, add 1/3 of the butter and 1/2 of the cooked cornmeal.
- 9Add an additional 1/3 of the butter, and 1/2 of the grated cheese.
- 10Add second 1/2 of the cooked cornmeal, butter and cheese.
- 11Top with the sour cream.
- 12Bake 1 hour at 350°F.
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Nutritional Facts for Mamaliga Cu Branza (Cornmeal Mush With Cheese)
Serving Size: 1 (268 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 538.1
- Calories from Fat 387
- Total Fat 43.0 g
- Saturated Fat 26.8 g
- Cholesterol 117.0 mg
- Sodium 1172.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 0.5 g
- Protein 17.5 g