Recipe

Cheddar Polenta

  • Yield: 8 appetizer servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Directions

  • In a large, heavy saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups of water with the milk, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and slowly add the polenta, whisking constantly. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring often with a large wooden spoon, until the polenta thickens, about 25 minutes.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the cheddar and Parmesan, and stir well. Adjust seasoning, to taste, and serve hot.