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Perfect baked polenta

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6
Perfect baked polenta
1

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 3- to 4-quart oven-proof pot, combine the water, salt, polenta and butter. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Stir polenta and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove the pot from the oven and stir in the grated cheese. Set aside 5 minutes to rest before serving.

2

To serve, spoon the polenta into each of 6 warmed shallow pasta bowls. Serve immediately.


Russ Parsons is a former food writer and columnist at the Los Angeles Times.
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