Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Stock

  2. 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  3. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  4. 3/4 teaspoon gray salt

  5. 5 tablespoons polenta

  6. 5 tablespoons semolina

  7. 1/4 cup freshly grated Fontina cheese

  8. 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  9. small piece of parmesan or other dry grating cheese

  10. 1 cup roasted sweet potato

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the stock and cream, and bring to a boil. Add the nutmeg and salt. Whisk in the polenta and semolina and cook over low heat for about 20-30 minutes, stirring often, until the grains are soft.

  2. Mash the Roasted Sweet Potato and mix in 1 tablespoon butter. Add mixture to polenta.

  3. Fold in the cheeses. Serve immediately or reserve.

  4. To encourage polenta to come cleanly out of the pan, cook over medium heat. Run a spatula or wooden spoon around the sides of the pan to clean off the polenta. Do not stir, but wait and watch for a few seconds until a large bubble begins to form and pushes the polenta upward. Pour immediately into a warm dish.

  5. The polenta can be made ahead and reheated: add ¼ to ½ cup water or stock, cover the dish, and reheat in the microwave or over low heat. Whisk well before serving. Grate a dusting of parmesan over the top just before serving.

  6. Variation for Firm Polenta: Proceed as directed, but increase the amounts of polenta and semolina each to ½ cup, giving a total of 1 cup dry to 3 cups liquid, a ratio of one to three. It will not take longer to cook. Serve immediately or pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread into an even ½-inch-thick layer. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Cut into thick fingers or triangles and reheat or freeze. To reheat, sprinkle lightly with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and place in a preheated 500F oven until lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Or fry in butter or olive oil.

  7. If you want to go to heaven, serve the sweet potato polenta on its own as an appetizer or supper dish drizzled with white truffle oil.


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