Introduction: Polenta/Corn Grits Gratin

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We really like Polenta (corn grits).

My mother, being an Italian, used to cook this wonderful creamy polenta with lots of cheese in it. It pulled strings just like a fondue. Such a homemade polenta is delicious!

Sadly polenta needs a lot of attention. You have to move it around the pot all the time or it will splatter and spit, so that your kitchen will look like freshly painted.

I bought this ready polenta roll in the supermarket. This is for the lazy housewives or for whoever doesn't have time to cook. Normally I make enough polenta to have leftovers for a gratin.

Step 1:

For 2-3 Persons:

1 roll of Polenta approx. 250 g or leftover Polenta (you can push still warm, freshly cooked polenta in a cling-foil together to a roll and keep it in the fridge)

300 g Tomato Sauce

2 cloves of Garlic, chopped

1 small Onion, chopped

150 g Bacon bits (or leftover chopped sausages)

Salt and Pepper




30 g grated Parmesan

Grease a gratin dish. Cut the polenta into slices and put them into the dish.

Step 2:

For the sauce fry the bacon, chopped onion and chopped garlic in a pan

until crisp.

Add the tomato sauce, season well and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 3:

Pour the sauce over the polenta,

sprinkle with the grated Parmesan and bake in the oven at 200 C for 20 minutes.

Serve hot!

Step 4:

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