Polenta Cakes with Carmelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Honey

Polenta is finely ground yellow or while cornmeal which is boiled with water into a porridge and eaten directly or baked, fried or grilled.  Polenta's place of origin is Italy and there are many uses for it in cooking.  I had never tried it until my husband made us Polenta Cakes.  He caramelized some onions, then put a dollop of goat cheese and a drizzle of honey on top of the Polenta disks.  The flavors blended really well together.  The Polenta tasted like really dense cornbread and was delicious with the sharp onion flavors, the nuttiness of the cheese and the sweetness of the honey. 

Here's how he made our Polenta Cakes:

1.  Saute onions on medium heat for twelve minutes until they're brown and caramelized.
2.  Prepare Polenta by slicing it into disks.  He used pre-cooked Polenta, San Gennaro, and it came in a tube.  Pour oil into a pan and cook it until warm, turning once on each side.
3.  Transfer caramelized onions to cooked Polenta cakes. 
4.  Top with Goat Cheese. 
5.  Finally, just drizzle with some honey.



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