Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

Polenta con Funghi, in '1,000 Italian Recipes' by Michele Scicolone

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a big skillet, combine the pancetta, onion, and oil; cook until the pancetta and onion are lightly golden, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add in the mushrooms and parsley; cook until the mushroom liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In a 2 quart saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1 cup cold water.
  6. Pour the cornmeal mixture into the boiling water and cook; stirring constantly, until it comes to a boil.
  7. Decrease the heat to very low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the polenta is thick and creamy, about 30 minutes.
  8. If the polenta becomes too thick, stir in more water.
  9. Stir the contents of the skillet into the polenta; pour the mixture onto a warm platter; serve immediately.