Polenta Hearts

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 quart hot water
  • Salt
  • 1/3 cup polenta cornmeal (aka instant polenta)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Directions

Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add salt to taste and return to a rapid boil. Slowly whisk the polenta and stir for approximately 5 minutes. Stir in butter.

Spray an oven dish or sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour polenta into dish and spread evenly to make a 1/2-inch layer. Chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Punch out heart shapes with the cookie cutter and set aside.

Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add the olive oil and sear polenta hearts until golden on both sides and heated throughout.


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