Hello there !
A couple of weeks ago i got a taste of fried polenta cakes when i was out on a dinner date.
It was my first time tasting it and i absolutely loved the texture and taste. It was soft and smooth with a nice hint of garlic.
Last week i came across a bag of polenta in my local supermarket and decided to try this out myself.
I made the polenta following the instructions, adding 4 times it's volume of water to the polenta and some salt and pepper.
I brought it to a boil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, then i poured it onto a shallow tray and let it cool down and set in the fridge.
Later that day when the polenta was really firm, i cut it in small strips and tried to fry it in a pan with hot olive oil. The texture was nice, soft on the inside with a nice golden crust, but the taste was more than dissapointing... The polenta had a really chemical, plastic taste to it. It reminded me of food stored in plastic containers that would sometimes almost take on the taste of the plastic.
Is there any way to fix this? I heard people using a mixture of milk and water in their polenta, or adding parmigiano. Or should i just find a better brand of polenta?