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Monday, February 13, 2012

Cheese Polenta

Hi again! Today I'm writing about a recipe that we had for dinner the other night and it was just delicious. You're probably familiar with cheese grits (well, if you're from the right part of the country!), but this is cheese polenta. Polenta is another corn-derived product like grits, but they have a slightly different texture and act a little different though you can often use them interchangeably, if you're aware of the taste difference.

So let's get on to the pictures and recipe!

Cheese Polenta
-1 tablespoon butter
-6 cups milk
-1 1/2 teaspoons salt
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne
-2 cups polenta
-2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
Grease a 9 x 13'' pan or two smaller pans. Preheat oven to 350 F.
Bring milk, butter, salt, and cayenne to a boil in a saucepan. Add the polenta and reduce heat to medium. Stir briefly, then add 1 cup of cheese and stir until melted. Cook polenta for 6-8 minutes, stirring constantly.
Pour polenta into prepared pan(s) and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 F.

Here's the finished polenta! Sorry I don't have more pictures, I forgot!

Savor it!
love, rue

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