Ready made polenta

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Maura

Ready made polenta

Hi - has anyone used this product please and if so what recipes or in what way did you use it?

I have only found one recipe from Delia for ready made Polenta (it looks like a block of marzipan). If you Google it you only get suggestions for the powder polenta.

My hubby bought it by mistake - I had asked for polenta for one of my home made bread recipes.

On the packet it says it can be fried, grilled, ovenbaked, boiled,and microwaved.....so very versatile!

I have never eaten polenta so is it a substitute for potatoes and what sort of meals does it work best in.
Many thanks for any suggestions.

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Welshcookie

Polenta

Ready made polenta just misses out one stage in a recipe - if you are serving it with a sauce for example and you need it sliced or cut into shapes.

For bread or dredging something you need the powder one.

Polenta powder is easily cooked in a microwave; doesn't need constant stirring and won't catch and it will be lump-free. And you can make it soft or firm.

Rather boring stuff in my opinion, but perhaps I haven't found the right recipes.

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Maura

Boring ;-)

Ha ha...I have to agree but lets hope there are no Italians listening as I wouldn't want to offend anyone.

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polenta

It is pretty boring, but in the same way as mashed potato, or pasta i.e. it is a bland carb for accompanying something else.

I've never bought the ready made stuff, but I do make polenta from scratch, cool it and then slice.

The slices are nice sprinkled with cheese and grilled or baked and served with a tomato based stew (either veggie or meat).

I have a recipe book which suggests using polenta as a pizza base, serving fried fingers with dips, and grilled wedges with roasted veggies and salad.

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Maura

Polenta recipes

Hi ES
Many thanks for your helpful reply. Just what I needed and gives me good idea on how to use it. I do hate waste and couldn't face just throwing it out.

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JAMES

Polenta.

Delia has a great recipe on this very site for the ready made stuff. I think its sliced, a rolled up piece of parma ham is put on and covered in some cheese and a sage leaf and then grilled.

Also, cut into chips and fry them.

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Maura

Delia's one

Thanks James, I did see the Delia one but think I will try frying or grilling it to see if can add a bit of flavour - maybe with our weekend breakfast which we only allow ourselves now and then as both on strict diets (boo hoo).

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Welshcookie

Polenta

Welcome back James.

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JAMES

Polenta.

Thanks W.C. Im, not really back, but I lurk and wanted to reply to this one.

There are two pics of polenta dishes on my facebook account if anyone is interested.

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polenta

"Thanks W.C. Im, not really back, but I lurk and wanted to reply to this one."

Well it's nice to 'see' you, be it unofficially :)

Did you check out 'food and travel'? Somewhere on there wanting you back. Lucky lad!

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SonyaK

Polenta

Welcome back James - even if briefly.

How does one see your FC account? I don't belong to FC.
So much easier if you came back to DOL. I think it's quite 'safe' now:)

As to polenta - never seen ready made stuff here, but I make my own and usually do a topping with a tomato sauce. Ratatouille is good - the tomato goes well with the polenta.

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SonyaK

facebook

When I put FC in my last post I really meant FB!!!

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Gravy Queen

Polenta

Thanks James I shall have a look at your polenta recipes, I always wonder what to do with the stuff.

To see someones Facebook account you would need to have your own account and be their "friend" the idea being that not everyone /or anyone can just view your Facebook page.

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JAMES

Polenta.

Apologies in advance for links, but these two links should make the facebook pictures "public":

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4381447&l=9483d54916&id=548238386

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4381448&l=20bc827b47&id=548238386

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SonyaK

Polenta

James
Thanks for the links to your FB photos - look good.
Have you managed the polenta chips in the oven? I've never tried making chips with it, but oven baked ones sound like a good idea.

GQ
Thanks for the advice about Facebook. That's what I thought, so I was wondering how to see James' photos. The links were handy!!

 
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