Recipe for Greek Style Polenta with Onions

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People throughout Greece cook coarse cornmeal like this throughout Greece. There are plenty of recipe variations, but this one is pretty common because onions are readily available.

Greek Style Polenta with Onions Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 cup coarse cornmeal or polenta
  • 1/4 cup Greek olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions to Make Greek Style Polenta:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray or brush with olive oil. Set aside.

Add 1/8 cup of the olive oil to a small skillet and set the heat to medium-high. Let the oil heat for a minute and then add the onions. Saute until soft, which should take about eight minutes.

Stir the sauteed onions, water, cornmeal, 1/8 cup of the olive oil, and the salt into the baking dish. Place in the center of the oven and bake for one hour. Remove from the oven and let cook for ten minutes before serving. Sprinkle with pepper just before serving.

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