Perfect Polenta

Making a perfect batch of smooth and creamy polenta isn’t as hard as you think. With some time and simple techniques you can make this versatile dish and add your favorite toppings.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup polenta
  • Pinch of kosher or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. While whisking, gradually pour the polenta into the water. Reduce the heat to low and continue whisking for an additional minute.

  2. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot. Remove the polenta from the heat when it is tender and creamy and has reached your desired thickness.

  3. Stir the salt and butter into the polenta until the butter is melted.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published September 2014

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