Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Crispy Polenta with Cinnamon and Syrup

I love polenta. I just discovered it recently and I was so bummed that Carl didnt like it at all. I tried it several ways and he wasnt keen on any of it! Bummer! It looks like I have to add Polenta to the growing list of things that I only make when he is gone, or when I am up late at night alone, craving a midnight snack.

I love polenta sliced up and fried in olive oil until its crispy on the outside, but creamy on the inside. Then sprinkled with some cinnamon a pat of butter and some maple syrup....YUMMY!

Crispy Polenta with Cinnamon and Syrup

Sliced cold polenta about 1/2 inch thick
1 Tbsp olive oil
a dash of cinnamon
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Heat olive oil on medium high heat in a cast iron skillet until hot and almost smoking. Fry polenta slices for several minutes on both sides until golden and crispy. Drizzle syrup onto a plate, top with crispy polenta slices. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top and dab with a pat of butter. Enjoy.


Cate said...

Such a great idea...I've never seen any sweet polenta recipes before!

Audrey said...

Ha! That's funny - my people want nothing to do with polenta either. I kept trying it different ways and they kept saying - um, no Mom. I like it, though! Call me next time you are craving it and I'll run over - maybe not at midnight...

Joelen said...

What a great way to serve these up! Kinda like a corny twist on pancakes! :)

Pat said...

Try using real Cinnamon in your recipe and reduce on the sugar.

The Cinnamon that we buy in the US is actually Cassia. Cassia has a chemical called coumarin which could be toxic.

Please click the below link to read more.