Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baked Polenta with Prosciutto

I'd never had polenta, but I saw this recipe at Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice, and really wanted to give it a try. It looked like comfort food to the max, full of cheesy, ooey goodness.
As usual I was incapable of following directions completely. The recipe called for parmesan and fontina, and I used romano (cause I had some) and havarti (cause I couldn't find fontina).
It was very easy to put together, and I love the part where the sage leaves get sauteed. I love the texture on these little guys.
The finished product....
Three out of four family members approved. The fourth one just doesn't know what's good.
I can see this being very versatile...adding whatever makes you happy that particular day.
I'd like to say this reminded me of my Italian grandmother, but I didn't know either of my grandmothers, and they'd probably have served grits rather than polenta.

22 comments:

MuseSwings said...

This dish looks delicious! I don't usually follow directions either - I go with what I know will be good and with what I have on hand. I usually have very good luck - like you did. I love polenta and the Romanian version, mamaliga.

Julie said...

Hmm..I'll have to check that out.

Captain Dumbass said...

Why do I come here? My wife is working tonight so I had four Eggos for dinner.

Maki said...

I've never had Polenta, but Prosciutto is my favorite! (well, I have ton of favorites..lol)

It looks really yumza - seriously, it looks good!! Maybe I should try making it since my husband is apparently an Italian. (yes, he is, but he doesn't act like one)

Great post:)

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

I love polenta - and this looks fantastic. Much fancier than the way I usually make it! Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks delicious! Yum!

James said...

Now that's my kind of thing!

Reminds me I haven't made polenta, prosciutto & gorgonzola melts in ages......

Tiffany said...

Looks yummy. Kind of like a fancy version of the spoon bread that gets served here. Only spoon bread is a little more set-up.

noble pig said...

I love that fried sage!

Julie said...

I was enamoured with the fried sage too :)

Reeni♥ said...

It came out great!! The sage is one of the best parts! I like the cheeses you used, a good combo. Makes me want it all over again, yum!! Thanks for trying it out!!

Bonnie said...

It looks so delicious!

Julie said...

Thank you for getting me interested in something new (to me, anyway)

A Psych Mommy said...

Yum--I love polenta, but I'm always in a funk as to what to do with it. I think I'm going to have to try this one out!

sandy said...

Yum!

Tanielle said...

Yummy, now I am so hungry!

Shangrila said...

Yummy! Will you feed me? Lol! My Sicilian Nana never made this, but that sure won't stop ME from trying it! (My little nay-sayer just doesn't know what's good, either!) :)

Marywin said...

Drool!

Noah's Mommy said...

Looks amazing....stopping by to show your ads a little clicky love....

The Food Hunter said...

your polenta looks delicious

Colleen said...

Mmmm, I am always looking for new things to do with polenta!

zerrin said...

Never had polenta, I even haven't heard this name, I have no idea what it is. But this dish seems absolutely delicious. And I love the idea of sauting sage leaves for a dish. we just make its tea here in Turkey.