Polenta Cakes

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

This is a basic recipe for polenta cakes-you can choose to flavor them any which you’d like either in the polenta itself or as a topping.  This version is fairly neutral in flavor, so any topping would work.  Salsa and some queso fresco as toppings would make for a healthy vegetarian recipe here!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups stoneground yellow cornmeal
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 jalapeno, diced or to taste
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • vegetable cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil.  Whisk in rest of the ingredients (a little at at time to prevent lumps) except the cream cheese and cooking spray.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes or until polenta starts to come away slightly from the edges of your pot.  Stir in cream cheese off heat.
  3. Spread polenta onto lightly sprayed sheet.  Let cool and then refrigerate until set.
  4. Cut into squares and brown on both sides with vegetable spray on a griddle.  Eat alone or top with whatever you like-salsa and queso fresco work great!
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