How many Vegan Polenta’s could we try? Apart from Sautéed Onion one?
I don’t think there would be much room for new inventions. Rather say, vegan polenta everything. Because almost anything can go with polenta. Fruit, veggies, sauces, pottages, you name it.
So. This recipe was first featured on my Croatian blog Mirisna teka. I didn’t call it vegan there because it is so common that no one thinks of it as “anything particular” like vegan or vegetarian, it’s just plain polenta with sweet, caramelised onions.
There isn’t much of a story here anyway. Neither much of a recipe too. You just cook polenta as you usually would or as it’s noted on the package. Then you throw a good handful or two of onion slices on some oil. And then stir and stir with your wooden spoon and hear and smell the sweet scent of onions till its all golden, soft, sweet, and little, a little bit burned on the edges. Ok, you can skip that burned part but still. You know what I mean.
And then pour the sweet onions over a hot bowl of polenta, grab a spoon and dig in.
And by no means, it’s something “light”. Yup, it’s all plants and all, but after this one, you’ll have to walk for awhile. Or nap. Nothing light in here, but in terms of light as a bright bowl, warm and sunny polenta, hearty, simple, filling and so delicious dish you’ll want to make again and again. After that nap, of course 😉
What’s your best choice?
Caramelised onions over a hot bowl of polenta, simple yet so delicious vegan hearthy dish!
- 1200 ml (6 cups) water
- 10 tbsp polenta
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 4 cups sliced onions
- 4-5 tbsp oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook polenta by the instructions on the package. Instant polenta needs much less time to cook. Plain polenta will need up to 15 mins with constant stirring.
Cook onions and oil on low heat, stirring constantly, till the onions are nice, slightly browned and caramelised. Watch it doesn't burn. Salt and pepper to taste, or even add some finely diced or powdered garlic.
Pour hot onions over hot polenta and there you go 🙂
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