Oven-Baked Polenta

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The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2003

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This is hands-down the best polenta recipe I know, especially since it doesn't require stirring. 1 first presented this recipe in my Mediterranean Grains & Greens; I repeat it here for new readers.

This no-stir method—combining cornmeal, water, and a little salt in an oiled casserole and roasting it in the oven, as opposed to frequent stirring in a pot on the stove—produces wondrous, creamy, and seductive polenta. Cooking it this way takes longer than on top of the stove,