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POLENTA ~ Italian Comfort Food

Ready to eat. Fat free. 17.6 oz package, serves 4.

Product of Italy
To prepare, place unopened package in boiling water for 10 minutes Remove from package, slice, and serve with your favorite Fortuna sauce and cheese. Or cut into 2" slices, place in a buttered baking dish topped with a little butter and parmesan cheese and cook for 20 minutes at 375 degrees until cheese is melted. For a golden brown crust, place under the broiler for a few minutes.
Origins of Polenta Polenta has been dubbed by some "Italian grits" and there are similarities to the hominy grits that is so popular in the Southern United States. In this way polenta, grits and other "mush" type foods share a common link as the food of poverty. However in ancient times, what would later be called polenta started out as one of the earliest and simplest foods made from grain. Made from wild grains and later from primitive wheat, faro (a popular Italian grain), millet, spelt or chickpeas, the grain was mixed with water to form a paste that was then cooked on a hot stone. In this way, early polenta may have pre-dated leavened bread, since yeasts were often hard to come by and milling techniques were not yet refined.

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