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Fried Polenta With Gorgonzola

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Ingredients
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Instant polenta 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Gorgonzola cheese 1⁄2 Pound (At Room Temperature)
  Eggs 2
  Fine dry bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add the salt. Gradually stir in the polenta and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. Pour the polenta onto a lightly greased baking sheet and shape it into a square about 1 inch high, smoothing the surface with a wet spatula. Cover the polenta with a dampened kitchen towel and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
2. Cut the cooled polenta into even slices, about 1/4 inch wide. Cut these slices into 2-inch lengths.
3. Take half of the polenta slices and spread each with 1 teaspoon of Gorgonzola. Cover with the remaining polenta slices to make small sandwiches.
4. Beat the eggs with a splash of water. Dip each sandwich into the egg wash and coat evenly with the bread crumbs; set aside. (The can be prepared to this point up to 12 hours ahead. Cover loosely and refrigerate.)
5. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep-fryer to 375° to 400°. One at a time, drop the sandwiches into the hot oil in small batches so they are not touching and fry until golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Deep Fried
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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