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Mamaliga Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Cup cornmeal
4 cups water
1/8 t. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Make cornmeal mush as on the cornmeal box. cook as directed. Spoon out and top with cottage cheese.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It's not surprising this Romanian cornmeal porridge or mamaliga recipe is similar to Italian polenta.


In the 16th century, the Turks introduced corn brought by Venetian merchants from the New World to northern Italians and Romanians, who planted the corn and made mush with it. This mush became Italian polenta and Romanian mamaliga. Mamaliga is a staple and is served on peasant tables and in the fanciest restaurants.


It can be made in so many waysóboiled in water, stock or milk, with cheese or sour cream, herbs, butter, and on and on. We always ate ours with cottage cheese.

 

 

 

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