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Meal Type:
Total Time:
Cook Method: Stove
     Serving Size: 8 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 890mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A  3%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  1%Iron  15%
Potassium  3%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Basic Polenta

Date Added: June 11, 2009


9 Cups Water to cover
1 Tablespoon Salt (1 tsp)
3 Cups Cornmeal coarse-grain
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1. Bring water to a boil in a large heavy pot.

2. Add salt and reduce heat until water is simmering.

3. Take cornmeal by the handful and add to water very slowly, controlling the flow to a thin stream through your fingers.

4. To avoid lumps, stir quickly with a long handled wooden spoon while adding cornmeal.

5. If necessary, stop adding cornmeal from time to time and beat mixture vigorously.

6. Cook, stirring constantly, 20 to 30 minutes. Polenta will become very thick while cooking.

7. It is done when it comes away cleanly from the sides of the pot.

8. Pour polenta into a large wooden board or a large platter.

9. Wet your hands and smooth out polenta evenly, about 2 inches thick.

10. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes or until polenta solidifies.

11. Cut cooled polenta into slices 1 inch wide and 6 inches long.

12. Place slices in individual dishes. Serve hot, covered with your favorite sauce.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-fat with 1.13g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0.13g per serving and low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Corn allergies.
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