Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins
This recipe, which comes from Romania, is being posted as I get ready to take part in Zaar's World Tour 4! [NOTE as of 21 May 08: I initially posted this as an 'African' recipe, but that's definitely a mistake on my part -- It's Romanian!]
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled
- In medium saucepan, bring water to boil, then slowly add cornmeal.
- Use wooden spoon to continuously stir the mixture until smooth.
- Remove cornmeal mixture & transfer to a plate, pressing into a pancake.
- To serve, cover with butter, goat cheese &/or sour cream.
My parents grew up on mamaliga,this was eaten instead of bread. Now it's made just occasionally to eat it with cheese and sour cream or with a chicken stew with onions. Mine is soaking in sour cream and I''ve had it with ricotta too. When I was a child,my dad use to form a ball out of it filled with goat's cheese. By the time I got to eat it,the cheese melted. So this is definetely Romanian.
This is very good carb side. We love cornmeal, but it is a bit different for us to serve with goat cheese, although it is interesting! We will definitely try this again! Thanks, Sydney Mike! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.
This recipe is, in fact, a rule for making the very popular Romanian cornmeal mush, or as it's called...mamaliga. The addition of goat cheese sounds good..so does lots of sour cream to top it off. Good luck.