If you’ve never had polenta, you should try it at least once. Â Polenta or mamaliga as it’s called in Romania, it’s traditionally a peasant food and it’s a substitute for bread. Â Polenta is really easy to make, only 3 ingredients, and it’s traditionally made in a cast iron pot called tuci. Â I learned how to make this from my mother and honestly, as a child I never thought I’d actually ever make this. Â But as you know things change as you grow up and you start craving the traditional foods you’ve grown up with, so one day I found myself calling my mother and asked her how to make it. Â Here are the 3 ingredients you’ll need:
Now as I said you can just eat it as a substitute for bread along with a nice beef stew, but one recipe that I love is with feta cheese and bacon. Basically you have to layer to polenta while itâ€™s hot, in a bowl, so youâ€™d take some polenta and layer it using a bit of oil, to make it easier to layer, then add some grated feta cheese, then crumbled bacon, and then repeat with polenta.After youâ€™re done the layering, you can put it in the microwave for about 5 minutes to melt the feta cheese, and let me tell you, itâ€™s unbelievable. Simply delicious.