Polenta was originally and still is classified as a peasant food. Basically, corn meal mush, it’s easy to make and pairs well with many dishes. Polenta is a healthy alternative to pasta. Serve with beef, chicken, or ratatouille. A good drizzle of white truffle oil made this particular batch something Gusteau would be proud of. Afterall, “Anyone Can Cook!”
- 4 cups water
- 1¼ cups yellow corn meal
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 2 tablespoons white truffle oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Bring 2½ cups of water to a boil. Mix corn meal with remaining water in a small bowl. Slowly add the cornmeal mixture to the boiling water, stirring constantly.
- Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly so lumps don’t form. Remove from heat, and stir in parmesan cheese and truffle oil. Salt and cracked pepper to taste.