Try these Polenta Grilled Cheese sammies for your next party!
I’m always trying to come up with fun new apps for parties, especially around the holiday season. My go-to is usually crostini, but recently a few of my friends stopped eating wheat.
So, I played around a bit with polenta to get a nice firm bready texture from it – and I think I’m on to something!
I recently used this bready polenta for some Mini Polenta Grilled Cheeses. To make them extra festive, I put some basil and roasted red pepper in there for the red and green color I love this time of year.
Make these for your next party, whether people are gluten free or not, and no one will be disappointed!
To get started, whisk the cornmeal into chicken stock and cook it until it is very thick. You can just spread this out onto a baking sheet and let it chill overnight.
The next day it's nice and firm. Top with cheese, basil, and roasted peppers.
Hot grill for a few minutes a side.
Nice and browned.
Cut them into nice small triangles.
Then line them up onto a plate!
Dan Whalen ate one too many of these little sandwiches. He has been blogging for over 5 years at The Food in My Beard. Check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!