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Parmesan Polenta with Ham
Appétit October 1995
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3 cups milk
6 tablespoons butter, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup diced ham
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated
1 egg, beaten to blend
Combine milk, 5 tablespoons butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg in
large saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Gradually whisk in
until mixture is very thick and beginning to pull away
from sides of pan, about 8 minutes.
Remove from heat. Mix in ham,
3/4 cup cheese and egg. Transfer polenta to 8-by-8-by-2-inch
baking dish. Dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with remaining 2
cheese. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover; refrigerate.)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Bake
polenta uncovered until heated
through and beginning to brown on top, about 30 minutes.
squares and serve.
4 main-course servings.
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