Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pan-Grilled Polenta Rounds

I always keep a tube or two of polenta in my pantry. Slicing it up and lightly browning the slices on the stove results in an easy and delicious side dish - a delightful alternative to potatoes, rice, or pasta.

It's also good as a meal base. Just top the browned polenta rounds with stewed or sauteed veggies, or cheese, or a hearty sauce.


1 tube of prepared polenta
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Cut the polenta into 8 round slices. Sprinkle each polenta slice on both sides with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Add the polenta slices, and cook, turning once, until heated through and lightly browned on both sides.

-- 4 servings (2 polenta slices per serving)

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