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Serves 4Allergens - dairy
CategoryBites, Sides

Ingredients

  • 800ml water
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 250ml quick cook polenta
  • 100g cheddar cheese (can use feta cheese)
  • fresh herbs of choice
  • oil for frying.

“Serve stuffed polenta balls warm
as a side, with some chopped vegetables
or with your favourite dip”

What to do

  1. Bring the water to a boil then add the salt and butter, keep stirring to melt.
    Add the polenta a little bit at a time, keep stirring in the same direction.
  2. As it’s quick cook polenta it will thicken quickly (about 5 mins)
  3. While it is still hot, add butter, cheese and herbs. Serve as a side dish.
    Then to make the stuffed polenta balls
    (inspired by Romanian Mamaliga Balls)…
  4. Put some cooked polenta in your hands and flatten
  5. Scoop out a bit and add cheese to the centre, seal completely, and
    roll into a ball.
  6. Fry balls 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve warm as a side, with some chopped vegetables or with your
    favourite dip