Now making polenta is labour intensive, you get an arm workout like no other. My mum, in her 70's now, still mixes the polenta from start to finish on her own, I however enlist the help of my son who's 18. and we take turns stirring the polenta for the 30-45 minutes needed to cook it properly. My mother would never use instant polenta, she says it's no where near the same.
Also have a kettle full of boiled water ready, if your polenta while cooking, feels too thick, you can add a little boiling water to it, to loosen it up, if needed.
So if you love polenta, like I do, here is a simple recipe that we love, hope you do to.
1.5 litres water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
300g coarse polenta
Put the water and salt in a large pot and bring to the boil. Add polenta in a steady stream, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Turn the heat down to low and cook the polenta for 30-45 minutes, stirring from time to time. When the polenta comes away from the sides of the pot, it is cooked.
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