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Polenta is a dish made from boiled cornmeal. The word "polenta" is borrowed from Italian.
Polenta is made with ground yellow or white ** cornmeal** (ground maize) originally made with Chestnut meal in ancient times. It can be ground coarsely or finely depending on the region and the texture desired.
Cooked polenta can also be shaped into balls, patties, or sticks and fried in oil until it is golden brown and crispy; this variety of polenta is called crostini di polenta or polenta fritta. This type of polenta became particularly popular in Southern Brazil as a consequence of Northern Italian immigration. Similarly, once formed into a shape it can also be grilled using, for example, a brustolina grill.
Polenta is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
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