Recipe by Dancer^
Top Review by Claire #3
First time polenta maker here and I just wanted to say thanks to Dancer for posting a recipe with a relatively small yield. My experiment in polenta making proved successful so maybe next time I'll double it. One note. I did not need to boil the polenta for 20 minutes. It was thickened and ready to spread into the pan after 8 minutes. Also, just for fun I cut my polenta into cookie cutter shapes rather than diamonds. Polenta is exceptionally amenable to cookie cutters and I had the cutest polenta "pumpkins". Another experiment. I topped a few of the pumpkins with blue cheese before broiling. YUM! These were extremely flavorful and relatively healthy.
- 1⁄2 cup yellow corn grits
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (2 ounces)
- 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and finely chopped
- to taste nonstick cooking spray
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine grits and 1/2 cup broth; mix well and set aside.
- Pour remaining 1 cup broth into heavy, large saucepan; bring to a boil.
- Add garlic and moistened grits; mix well and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat; add feta cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
- Add red pepper; mix well.
- Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Spoon grits mixture into prepared pan. Press grits evenly into pan with wet fingertips.
- Refrigerate until cold.
- Preheat broiler. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Turn polenta out onto cutting board and cut into 2-inch squares. Cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles.
- Place polenta triangles on prepared baking sheet and spray tops lightly with cooking spray. Place under broiler until lightly browned and crisp.
- Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with fresh oregano and chives if desired.
- Exchanges 1 starch/bread.