Q: Even though I've read numerous articles about it, I've never cooked, or eaten, polenta. My husband is a fan and I'd like to start making it, so I decided to ease into it by purchasing a premade roll of the stuff. Most of the recipes I find are based on creamy polenta — any tips on how to use the kind that I have? I'm a little lost on where to start.
Sent by Laura
Editor: Laura, start by slicing off thick rounds of the polenta and broiling it or frying it until it gets a little crispy around the edges. This is great served with maple syrup as a breakfast dish, or with tomato sauce and sausage as a supper main dish. You can also try it as it is served here:
• Recipe: Eggy, Crispy Polenta with Tomatoes & Mushrooms
Readers, what else would you suggest?
Related: How To Make a Quick Bowl of Polenta in the Microwave
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