I have purchased rolls of polenta or mush - whatever you want to call it. G likes it fried and I don't find it too bad either. That stuff is kind of pricey!
I decided to try to make it myself. Well let me tell you - it's just crazy easy to make.
4 C water (or broth to add flavor)
1 tsp. salt
1 C cornmeal
Milk, butter, salt and pepper to taste.
In a heavy saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil and gradually whisk in cornmeal.
Continue to whisk until the water returns to a boil and polenta begins to thicken, then turn the flame to low. Simmer, stirring every 10 minutes or so, until polenta is thick and pulls away from the side of pan, about 40 minutes. If it seems to be too thick add a splash of milk.
Remove pan from heat and keep covered until serving. Season with butter, salt, milk, to taste.
This is basically if you want it like a thick oatmeal.
I dumped mine into a 7 x 4 loaf pan and refrigerated. Now I cut slices and fry in a bit of melted butter till lightly browned on each side.
You can add chopped onions, peppers, shredded cheese, bacon, parm, ham pieces, etc., anything you like for a savory polenta.
It can be fried and then topped with butter and syrup for a sweet polenta.
You can't get a much cheaper dish, that is filling and yummy. Give it a try if you haven't before. You might be surprised and like it!
ENJOY your weekend!