Fried Polenta Cubes

Polenta Fritta

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Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

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Here is yet another traditional method for using leftover polenta. Cubes of polenta were fried in oil or butter and topped with sugar and cinnamon and served hot to children. I have made a modern adaptation of this to serve with cocktails or sparkling wine.


Traditional Method

Cut leftover polenta into cubes with 1-inch/2.5-cm sides. Heat enough corn oil (or a neutral vegetable oil) or unsalted butter in a skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Once the oil or