Potato Polenta

Polenta di Patate

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Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

  • About

Polenta is a thick, wettish dough that provides a starchy base for a meal in exactly the same way as rice, bread or potatoes. In this recipe it is made with potatoes, though usually it would be just cornmeal and water.

The local white potatoes of Trentino are famous throughout Italy for their excellent flavour and quality. In this recipe they are combined with polenta flour and mashed to smooth texture, using a local tool called a trisa, which is very similar to a classic Irish pota