Deep-Fried Freeze-Dried Polenta
Freeze-dried corn is a pet ingredient of Dufresne’s. “It has the true sweetness of corn before the sugar converts to starch after the corn is picked,” he says. Dufresne uses it to amp up the corn flavor in corn bread, hush puppies and the polenta here, which he fries until crisp outside and creamy within. Slideshow: More Corn RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
The polenta can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Freeze-dried corn is available at health-food stores and online at amazon.com.
Chicken or duck, or topped with raw fish, cured meats or pickled vegetables as a canapé.