Recipe: Polenta frita with Salsa Napolitana ♪

Polenta is an italian word. It is also a traditional recipe in Italy, in the region of Toscana. The reason why I labeled this recipe as “Brazil” is because end of 1800 there was a large number of Italian immigrants to Sao Paulo and the Southern part of the country. They incorporated this meal and in Brazil you serve Polenta in many restaurants, either as an appetizer or as a main course.
Since this came from Italy to Brazil, I cooked with my “Salsa Napolitana”.

1 cup Cornmeal
6,5 cups water
piece of leek, carrot, celery (to give an extra flavor to the Polenta)
1 TBPS butter

1. in butter, brown the vegetables, then add water, salt and boil.
2. once boiled, take out the vegetables, add cornmeal little by little, please watch out, the meal does not form little balls, you need a whisk.
3. cook in low heat by mixing slowly for about 5 minutes.
4. transfer to a square plate and let it cool down. This took me about 1 hour.
5. form your Polentas, any form you like.
6. in a pan add butter and fry them, 5 minutes each side.
7. serve with your favorite sauce.
(Please excuse me I missed, step 1 through 5, this happened, just when my friend came to visit spontaneously. Also, when you add the cornmeal, it goes quick!)

Step 6
This is it, when they are ready♪
Gostoso ♪

Preparation time: 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 5 minutes.
Tip: you can make any dipping sauce you like and serve as an appetizer.

Bom apetite♪


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s