It almost makes you want to double the batch—having these ideas floating around in your head. OR maybe just make a batch of polenta, conveniently forget to serve it, then have the whole bulk of it for leftovers.
First, make the polenta. Then with whatever makes it past round one, place in container in fridge (perhaps a square dish, and pat the polenta in from 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick—you will want to slice it later).
Then go-to this list for leftover ideas:
1. I recently found Frank’s blog: Memorie di Angelina (yes its in English, but chock full of Italian food, how-to’s & grandma’s original dishes). His post on polenta is actually what inspired me to write this one about ‘leftovers.’
2. Or… maybe I was just looking for an excuse to re-post one of our family’s all-time favorite dishes: Italian layered dish. Polenta is the cradle upon which this meal rocks.
3. Two vegetarian options from Dish ‘n’ That.
4. Scroll down Rambling Tart’s post to find a recipe and pic of appetizer sized polenta-cheese-roasted pepper bites. I can almost taste them!
5. Oooh here is a quick one: Tartelette had the brilliance to make polenta croutons as as soup-topper!
p.s. Probably more than you wanted to know about polenta, but check out life in Italy in case you are a weirdo like me and always want to know more…
So, what do you like to do with leftover polenta?