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Old 01-23-2005, 06:52 PM   #11
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Re: Corn Meal Uses - suggestions please?

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I bought a bag of Instant Corn Masa Mix and made the creamiest polenta I ever had.
BigKnife, I'm perusing a cookbook I bought recently, Glorious Italian Cooking by Nick Stellino. In his recipe for basic polenta, he instructs to stir the mixture constantly for 30-40 minutes. Did you do that? The one time I made polenta, years ago, I let the stuff burble along mostly on its own, and only stirred nonstop as it was reaching the end, and it seemed to turn out all right, although I had no basis for comparison. Stirring it for 30 minutes nonstop seems awfully tedious. Do you find it necessary?


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Old 01-30-2005, 10:17 AM   #12
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Yes, stirring was necessary. To date I have been adding stuff to the mix before I pour it into a loaf pan. Sausage, bacon, sun dried tomatoes have worked nicely. I have fried the slices and baked them as well.

Its been a nice change from the ususal starch sources.

I was hoping to mix things up a bit at the dinner table and I have been pleased.
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Old 01-30-2005, 10:20 AM   #13
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I know you said you weren't interested in cooking Mexican, but I use tortillas for everything under the sun. I would make a big batch of tortillas with it and freeze a bunch. Then you have the makings for tortilla pizza, pinwheels for when you have company, chicken caesar rollups any number of tasty little treats.
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:03 PM   #14
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On Barefoot Contessa today she prepared rosemary/garlic/parmasean polenta. I went to FTV and printed it. I will try to return with URL for it.

EDIT: I will post it on recipe page so will not have to move it.

EDIT #2: Changed my mind, sorry I cannot figure out where to put it, does not fit under bread or misc. So here it is:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._29669,00.html
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:10 PM   #15
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I saw that show, it was a repeat. LOL I made it last week. It was very rich. Michael Chiarello (sp?) also made polenta, I made his too. Emeril made polenta too...and guess what?! I made it. I have been making polenta for a week and a half so far. I think I am done now
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:42 PM   #17
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Gravy.............Half Flower and Half Cornmeal
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:01 PM   #18
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Oh, dear, no Mexican? Well, hubby buys it to make polenta, but even more so he loves me to make tamale pie.
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