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World's Best Polenta

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“No... really... it is that good. I'm pretty sure it's not, necessarily, good for you, but the flavor is incredible and it's extremely versatile.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
5
YIELD:
5 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the water, milk, garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper in a heavy saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  2. Gradually whisk in the polenta.
  3. Allow the polenta to come up to a boil, whisking intermittently.
  4. Lower the heat to low and allow the polenta to cook, uncovered, for 30 - 45 minutes.
  5. If the mixture starts to get too thick, add up to 1/2 cup of milk.
  6. When the polenta is nice thick, smooth and creamy, add the butter and cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Remove the polenta from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

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