Well folks... this recipe ended up in the "not blogworthy" pile. I know a lot of people like polenta... and I thought it sounded good... a recipe from Emeril... but as my "food critic" put it so succinctly ... no taste, no texture, no thanks. Geesh... you think he should tell me how he really felt?... we don't want him to hold back now.
I usually don't post a "negative" review of a recipe... but this one... I just couldn't just let go... so feel free to try it and see if you have better results... and let me know if you do... and what you did... and I'll post it.
This recipe went the way of many others that I didn't consider blogworthy and for the life of me couldn't fix. This recipe was sort of fixable... bacon, cheese, poached eggs might have helped if you want it for breakfast.... mushrooms, tomatoes etc for a savory one.... but my food critic had a very important point... no texture.
I used the Stone Ground Medium Corn Meal as the recipe calls for... but it was mush... way too smooth. The problem was likely the corn meal was ground too fine... the true Italian corn meal used for polenta is coarsely ground.... but that doesn't account for the lack of flavor...ahh.. so you see why I didn't attempt to fix it... I did eat it with my Italian Stew on top which helped... but not worth the effort to cook this.
I should have known better too... serving something like this to a "Grits" man was a lost battle before I started.... and actually I have to agree with him though... Grits can be made with lots of add-ins as well... and the result is far better...
We are assuming those that are enamored with polenta.. never had grits (probably not true but it is a thought)... here in the South... the land of Grits... you really don't find polenta on menus... and probably for good reason.
Now where is the picture you might ask?... I didn't think that was blogworthy either... so much for the post of the terrific Polenta I had planned... good thing I write my posts well in advance... and just moved another up to fill this empty slot.
So my readers... you must have thought everything I made was picture perfect and delicious... and I sat around eating bon bons between posts... not so... many new recipes I try end up in the NO pile.. when I tell you I think its delicious... I really think that... you may not agree... but always know I am honest and will tell you what I think.
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