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  • Polenta Fries

    Crunchy Polenta Fries with Sriracha Mayo

    Those pre-cooked logs of polenta may not make the most authentic bowl of soft, creamy corn goodness, but they're a great shortcut for crisp-edged polenta fries. This is also a…

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    Pork Chops with Thyme-Scented Apples over Cheddar Polenta

    Pork and apple juices mingle beautifully and make a lovely sauce for the chops and cheesy polenta.

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    Braised Short Ribs and Celery with Celery Seed Polenta

    Short ribs and celery become good friends in this braise: As the celery cooks, it flavors the beef and the sauce while absorbing some of the beefy flavor of the…

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    Kale Polenta

    This take on polenta is a showstopper: its striking green color is beautiful and unexpected. The healthy dose of kale puree that colors the cornmeal adds lots of flavor, too.…

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    Pan-Fried Polenta with Mushrooms

    Pan-frying squares of leftover polenta is a delicious way to transform the classic, comforting side dish. This version, topped with a sauté of mixed mushrooms, can be a first course…

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    Polenta with Fontina and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    The richness of the Fontina is cut by slivers of tart sun-dried tomatoes in this comforting polenta. The genius shortcut cooking method makes it doable for a weeknight, with very…

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    Blue Cheese Polenta

    The unusual cooking method in this recipe, based on the brilliant Shortcut Polenta, cuts the hands-on time to less than 15 minutes. Blue cheese amps up the richness.

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    Saffron and Pistachio Polenta

    Golden saffron and fragrant pistachios add a Middle Eastern nuance to this traditional Italian side dish. The unusual shortcut cooking method is a brilliant way to serve polenta on a…

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    Herbed Ricotta Polenta

    Creamy-sweet ricotta and tender summer herbs give this polenta a sunny flavor profile, making it an excellent match for a simple roast chicken or seared steaks.

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    Polenta with Yogurt, Lemon, and Dill

    Yogurt adds creaminess and a surprising tang to this comforting side dish, with a bright note from the chopped dill. The unusual cooking method allows you to have polenta on…

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