Mamaliga is typically served as a side dish to, well, pretty much anything. It can be used as a substitute for mashed potato or bread to bulk up a meal. Historically, this cornmeal based dish was a peasant food especially in the poorer rural areas, where even bread was scarce. Nowadays it is eaten by everyone and is served everywhere.
- 160g polenta/cornmeal/maize
- 500ml water
- A pinch of salt
Optional To Serve
- Crumbled sheep cheese
- Paprika and olive oil
NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER PORTION
- Calories | 278
- Fat | 0.6g
Serves | 2
Prep Time | No prep
Cooking Time | Approximately 9 Minutes
- Boil the water and salt in a pan, add the polenta stirring continuously and when it comes to the boil again lower the temperature. Continue stirring until cooked through.
- You'll know it's done if you insert the wet tail end of a wooden spoon and it comes out clean.
- I serve my mamaliga with crumbled sheep cheese, olive oil and paprika.