polenta mush with egg
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The end of the month is near
and paychecks are not yet here
to the fridge I do run
of eggs we have one
no bread, but I do see one beer?

But wait ya egg on toast fans
for in my hot little hands
is a box of cornmeal
which with water congeals
polenta will meet our demands !

polenta mush with eggMake up a batch of polenta using your favorite recipe… I like Michael Chiarello’s at foodtv.

Turn on your broiler and let it come to full heat.

Dish a generous cup of your cooked soft polenta into a sturdy broiler proof bowl, and stir in 1/2 Tbs of butter. With your fingers or a spoon, push a crater into your mound of polenta. Slide the bowl of polenta under the broiler for 3 minutes to set. Pull out and slide into the crater, one cracked egg, and spinkle with

  • 1 Tbs of parmeasan
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • a pinch of thyme
  • one chopped garlic clove

Slide the bowl back under the broiler and cook for 5-6 minutes, rotating the bowl for even browning. After 5-6 minutes you should have a nice brown crust on your polenta and sunken egg.

Move the bowl to a middle shelf in the oven and close the oven door and turn off the heat. Let the bowl rest in the cooling oven for 4 minutes and then remove to room temperature to allow the bowl to further cool before serving, 1-2 minutes.


posted May 30th, 2005 at 8:59 pm

Mm! That sounds awfully good! I love polenta! Creative!

Thanks Anne, like the limmerick says- we don’t even have bread right now! And actually the polenta I used had been frozen away for a couple months too. It reheated up perfectly though

- Anne
posted June 1st, 2005 at 11:00 am

goodness that looks delicious! great idea :-)

- tanvi
posted June 9th, 2005 at 9:11 am

What a wonderful idea! We always have polenta kicking around, and I never think to use it. That’s a great way to (quickly)_get a meal on the table on a busy day; thanks so much!

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