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    So I got some Polenta at the store last week. Seems pretty straight forward in how to prepare it but what kind of things go with Polenta? Its Frieda' Organic Polenta Mushroom and Onion.
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    Polenta is very versatile and goes with just about everything. You can use it to make lasagna or mix with cheese for a side dish.

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    I make polenta baked fries. Jay make it, spread it out in a baking pan thinly, let it set in the fridge, cut it into fries and put them in the oven to brown.

    Also, mushroom plenta tarts are really good. You make a mushroom ragout and get little bowls or mouse tins and pour the polenta in, top with spinach and then the mushroom/tomato mix.

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    Thanks guys !!!
    I will be trying the baked fries for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lani
    I make polenta baked fries. Jay make it, spread it out in a baking pan thinly, let it set in the fridge, cut it into fries and put them in the oven to brown.
    It is also nice cut into 3" squares and baked in the oven with parma ham and cheese on top (something melty and stringy like taleggio is good) and served as a starter.
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    Try as I might, I don't really like polenta. It's not so much the taste, but the texture. Hubby likes it so we have it occasionally, but still....
    Last edited by pacific breeze; April 19th, 2006 at 02:47 PM.

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    just thought of another good use for polent which I am going to try. But if you make some plenta so its stiff but not hard, herb it up with some garlic and whatever, maybe some cherry tomato bits and basil then spread it on a pizza pan and use it as a pizza base? hmmm could be good.

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    I'm with you PB, I can really take it or leave it and for the same reason.
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    I like it as long as it has lots of butter and parmesan in it - otherwise I agree it is pretty bland. But that does make it a good foil for other flavours.
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