Crostini di Polenta Lombarda

Ingredients

  • 375g Polenta / Polenta con Grano Saraceno (*)
  • Lardo / Guanciale / Prosciutto
  • Stracchino cheese
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Sognino salad
  • Ragu di salsiccia

Method

  1. Cook the Polenta according to instructions on packet, cooking times are longer for Polenta with Grano Saraceno.
  2. Lay out a layer of greaseproof paper on a baking tray and spread the cooked polenta using a spatula into a layer of approx 2 cm thick, and leave to cool.
  3. Using a cookie cutter, cut out nice golden patties of the polenta and set aside.
  4. Warm a large non stick frying pan or skillet to medium heat, place the polenta crostini in the pan and gentle warm on each side for 1 min in total.
  5. While the crostini are still warm, garnish a third of them, generously with Stracchino Cheese, Chopped walnuts and sprig of sognino salad.
  6. Garnish another third generously with the Guanciale / Prosciutto and dress with rosemary infused olive oil.
  7. Garnish the remaining crostini with Ragù di salsiccia.
  8. Serve immediately as a starter or as an Aperitivo, perfect with Prosecco or Aperol Spritz!

(*) Parboiled Polenta such as “Polenta Valsugana” Cooks in just 8 mins, whereas Polenta with grano saraceno requires 40mins to cook.