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)