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Soft Polenta

Soft Polenta

Slow-cooking the polenta in a double boiler gives it a light but creamy texture without needing to stir or whisk. If using instant polenta or grits, decrease cooking time and follow package directions.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup polenta or whole-grain grits
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Heat 1 1/2 inches water in a large saucepan until simmering. Combine milk, salt, and nutmeg in a large metal mixing bowl, and place over simmering water until mixture is hot.

Stir polenta into hot milk mixture, whisking until blended. Cover with foil, and cook over medium-low heat 1 1/2 hours. Uncover and stir in butter and Parmesan cheese.

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