Day 11 of “The 12 Days of a Bacon-Wrapped Christmas“ brings us a bacon-wrapped polenta.
Perhaps it was inspiration from the overall shape and general countenance of the Bacon Cheese Yule Log, but when we first saw the sausage-shaped tube of Sun Dried Tomato Garlic Polenta we knew we had to wrap it in bacon. To be honest, we didn’t have a clue what Polenta was, other than the package said something about “Ready to Heat & Serve” and “Alternative to Bread and Rice”.
We should have known to turn to the lords of Wikipedia prior to trying this stuff. “Boiled Cornmeal”, “Grain Mush” and “Peasant Food” are three terms used in the Wikipedia definition for Polenta. Not a good sign, but keep in mind we’re experimenting with foods here for the 12 Days of a Bacon-Wrapped Christmas and making each item day by day so we’re not editing out the bad stuff. At any rate, here’s how we made bacon-wrapped Polenta.
We started out by weaving a mat of bacon.
Grabbed our tube of Sund Dried Tomato Garlic Polenta.
Wrapped the bacon around the Polenta and baked in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
We served the dish on its own – just bacon & Polenta sliced into 1/2 inch sections. I must say we were thoroughly disappointed.
This recipe earned a dismal Smaste™ rating of 18.322. If anyone knows of a good way to prepare Polenta that would accommodate adding bacon please share it with the rest of the Bacon Today audience. Otherwise, we can only say to avoid this recipe like the Polenta, er, plague.
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