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Northern Greek Polenta

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Category: Greek

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lg Onion; finely chopped
  • 4 c Water
  • Salt
  • 1 c Feta cheese; crumbled
  • 1 c Fine yellow cornmeal; for
  • -polenta
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne; or more to taste


1. Heat 3 tablepoons of the olive oil in a skillet and add the onion. Cover
and cook over low heat for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the onion is soft and
slighty caramelized. Check ocasionally and stir to keep from burning.

2. To make the polenta, bring 4 cups lightly salted water to a simmer. Add
the feta and stir with a whisk until the cheese melts, approximately 1
minute. SIowly add the cornmeal in a steady stream, whisking all the while.
Keep the heat low. Add the cayenne, and continue to stir briskly with the
whisk until the cornmeal is thick and begins to pull away from the side of
the pot, 12 to 16 minutes. Remove from heat, mix in remaining olive oil and
place on a platter or on individual serving plates. Top with the carmelized
onions and if desired, additional crumbled feta. Serve immediately.

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