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Garlic Polenta With Sausage

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“Another recipe from my old Italian cookbook. We do like garlic! You can always reduce the amount of garlic. Any leftover polenta, molded in a loaf pan to chill, makes wonderful fried "mush" for breakfast another day. Slice it 1/2 inch thick, dust with flour and fry in some oil until browned.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. In large skillet cook sausage, pancetta or bacon, onion, garlic, green pepper and carrot for about 15 minutes or until meat is browned and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir in undrained tomatoes, wine, water, bay leaf and salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  5. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Serve sauce over garlic polenta.
  7. For polenta: In a 2 quart saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a rolling boil.
  8. Meanwhile, combine cornmeal, cold water, salt and garlic.
  9. Slowly pour cornmeal mixture into boiling water, stirring constantly.
  10. Return just to boiling, reduce heat to low.
  11. Cook, covered (bubbles will pop, so be careful), stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until thick.
  12. Serve with above sauce.

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