fun things to do with leftover polenta.
- steve h. Mar 30, 2008 04:56 PM
i had leftover skirt steak and leftover polenta today. i heated the skirt steak in a covered, ceramic vessel in a 350 oven for 20 minutes or so. pretty typical. more fun was slicing the leftover polenta into strips a quarter-inch thick, smothering them top and bottom with evoo and broiling them for 20 minutes or so. i heard this technique on tv. i assume it's pretty common. just never tried it myself. mercy. the gorgonzola polenta came out golden brown, puffed, crispy and mighty tasty.
how do you guys deal with leftover polenta? really anxious to learn new techniques.
thanks in advance.
I try and coincide left over polenta with leftover homemade red sauce...use chunks of polenta, smother in sauce, place smoked gouda slice over polenta, shredded chicken and maybe some other shredded cheese - bake. Finished with fresh cilantro= YUM!
I tend to like a rather loose polenta, so my leftover strategy is to blob the loose porridge onto a sheet pan and chill them - checking in the chilling to make the blobs into patties. Leave to chill. (Freeze, if you wish.) If frozen, leave overnight. Thawed or new, plop into olive oil at a shimmer and cook to a good crust; flip, and do the same on this side. With Bolognese, delicious, with a mushroom sauce, the same. With lemon zest/juice and (whatever) herbs and a grating of hard cheese, also wonderful. Think in terms of croquettes.
Top with fried eggs! That totally rocks.
I also make a gravy with mushrooms, chicken and sage to top polenta.