Polenta, where have you been my entire life? My dad used to make cornmeal mush (porridge) for breakfasts almost every Sunday but it never quite got to the polenta stage. Wait, my dad did once bring home a weird tube of gritty yet gelatinous corn stuff but I’m still going to declare that this is my first taste of polenta. I think I’m in love.
I did make a few changes with the recipe given the ingredients that I had in my house:
- 8 strips of bacon instead of 5 – who doesn’t love bacon?
- grape tomatoes instead of roma tomatoes
- normal mushrooms instead of the spiffy kind the recipe recommends (I used about 8-9)
- added a bit of Parmesan cheese over top of the toppings.
I had a left over piece for lunch today and man, was delicious even when cold. I was pretty impressed that the crust stayed together and was still slightly crispy. Yum.
Have you tried polenta before? If you have, how did you eat it?