Polenta Taragna

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Polenta taragna is an old recipe from the mountains of the north Italy. It is made with a mix of yellow cornmeal (ground maize) and buckwheat flour. Cooked in the classic pot ('paiolo' in Italian).

Polenta Taragna
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:714
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

Best recipe review

Classic Italian


Slightly boring to my taste.

Paul R Smith


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  1. Polenta is often cooked in a big pot known in Italian as paiolo. Boil 2 litres of water add salt and the two type of flours.
  2. Stir for 45 minutes.
  3. Add cheese cut into dices and stir for 15 minutes.
  4. On a separate pan, slightly fry the butter with sage and garlic then add it to the polenta. Stir for a few minutes and serve.

Serving suggestions

You can serve polenta taragna with sausages, cotechino, stew or game.

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