Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Can We Get This?

Going up and down the grocery store aisles Dancer spies this on the shelf, a tube of polenta.  "Can we get this" she asks.  I look it over and say sure why not. 

Now we live in the middle of Scandinavian country here, all Norwegians and Swedes with a few Germans thrown in for good measure.  If you want to talk lutefisk, herring, lefsa, or krumkake I am your girl, but I am sorely lacking in Italian food knowledge. 

Not knowing to do with this stuff, we took it home and googled what to do with it.  We found out it is an extremely versital food.  Dad chose to fry some in a pan with garlic. 

It turned out beautifully and everyone wanted a second piece.  

The next night I made creamy polenta.  We all tried some and then Dancer absconded the bowl and dibbed the leftovers.  This might be the best kept Italian secret ever.


Swimtaxi said...

We went out to dinner recently and instead of croutons in the salad, there were polenta croutons - total YUM!

They were something like this - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/italian-caesar-salad-with-polenta-croutons-recipe/index.html

~*~The Family~*~ said...

Those do sound good, we should try those the next time we buy polenta - thanks :)