Easy Spicy Polenta Cakes are so yummy it is hard to have any leftover, because these are also good the next morning with fried eggs. If I didn’t already live in the south I would move here just for the southern food! I usually will buy a roll of already made polenta with spices ,just slice it up and sauté . However today I am iced in and cant get out to go to the store. Even though I am stuck here all day it doesn’t mean I want to cook all day. So I found the original recipe for Easy Spicy Polenta Cakes at the Book of Jimmy blog very interesting. Of course I made it just a little quicker and easier.
3 Bags of instant grits.
2 cups of Vegetable Broth ( since I am vegetarian), can use beef or chicken
Dash of Pepper flakes
1/2 Cup of your favorite cheese ,I have used sharp cheddar or Gouda
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon of your choice of Dill weed, parsley ,or chopped rosemary (I used dill weed).
Add all ingredients to a microwave safe bowl, Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stirring after 2 mins. Add the cheese and mix thoroughly . Pour it into a lightly greased pie plate or 8×8 square pan and put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set . Cut into squares ( I cut them into about 2×2 squares which work well). Sauté on medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side . Only flip them once to prevent breaking apart.
Enjoy and Happy Eating!