So I’ve never made it before because it’s pretty available at the food emporiums nearby. But I thought what the hell, time to expand my culinary skills a little bit more. I use fine cornmeal for it, but you can use medium cornmeal.
I used a basic recipe for Polenta:
8 cups of water
10 oz. fine grain yellow cornmeal
3 tsp. salt
Combine water and salt, bring to a boil. Let a stream of cornmeal into the boiling water and whisk until all the cornmeal is consumed. Set the heat to med-lo and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Number one, it’s delicious. Straight out of the pot it has a creamy texture. But here’s where it gets versatile, put it in a container and refrigerate it. Then pop it out of the container, slice and sautee in some butter, or chunk it up and use your favorite tomato sauce.
I haven’t deep fried it yet, I need to get fresh peanut oil before I do. Probably see how much the 10 gallon jugs at Five Guys costs. Yes, they sell the potatoes and the peanut oil, all has custom UPC codes on them.