Romanian Mămăligă cu Brânză (polenta with cheese)
250 grams polenta
Prepare the polenta: add salt to a liter of water, let it boil, then gradually add the polenta. Do not pour directly from the container, but use your hands, pouring a handful at time. After adding all the cornmeal, increase the heat and let cook for 40-50 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. While cooking, the heat should be high, to cause bubbles to rise and burst on the surface.
When ready, the polenta should come away from the spoon and from the sides of the pot. It can be served hot immediately with salt and pepper to taste.
But the butter, sour cream, yoghurt and feta cheese in little dishes and let each guest add these to the polenta to their taste.
The Mămăligă cu Brânză can be served as a hearty breakfast or as a side dish with meat and vegetables.