Polenta 

This is soft polenta, which is like mashed potatoes, but use the leftovers to make fried polenta.

Use under:
a thick soup
spaghetti sauce
mexican bowls

Pour leftovers into a square type dish and slice later and fry in cast iron pan.

You can roll the leftovers into parchment if you want rounds of fried polenta.

Fried polenta is good with maple syrup, or cheeses.

Double recipe so you will have leftovers!
4 c water
1 t salt
2 c cornmeal
4 c milk
In 4 qt saucepan boil:
2 c water
1/2 t salt

Add:
1 c coarse cornmeal (not fine)

Stir with whisk until it doesn't stick to bottom.

Stir in:
2 c milk

Whisk again and lower heat. Be sure to stir it off the bottom.

Cover and cook about 30 minutes until it is very thick and doesn't taste like raw corn. It is very good with fat added to it. Try butter or olive oil. Adjust salt. Consider melting cheese right into it as well.

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