Traditional Polenta

Traditional Polenta

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serving: 8

Traditional Polenta accomodates a variety of savory sauces. 


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal


  1. In a 10 inch skillet, bring water and salt to a full, roiling boil.
  2. Slowly add cornmeal, stirring constantly with wire whisk--mixture will get very thick. With spatula, smooth top.
  3. Turn heat very low and cook, uncovered without stirring, until thick crust forms around the edge and mixture is firm--about 20 minutes.
  4. To serve: With spatula, loosen around edge and underneath. Invert on large round platter.

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