Carpinone Style Polenta

From The Kitchen Of: Yolanda Caccamo Quackenbush

Ingredients:

* 12 cups of water

* 2 tsp of sea salt

* 1 lb of corn meal

* About 3-4 cups of sauce (my mom makes a homemade marinara with Shataki

mushrooms

* Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

* About 5-6 Italian Sausage Links (baked or grilled (my mom baked hers with sweet bell

peppers and sage)

Procedure:

* Slice the cooked sausage and set aside or leave it in the oven to stay warm

*Fill a large pot with 12 cups of water until it comes to a boil

*Once it comes to a boil, add salt

* Turn the heat on med low and slowly whisk the Polenta in the water a

handful at a time, until all the Polenta is eventually in there. It is important to only do a handful at a time so that there are no lumps

* This step should take about 15 minutes

* Now switch to a wooden Spoon and  let cook while continuing to stir for

 another 15-20 minutes.  Make sure you keep stirring it to prevent lumps.

(It may look done, but it's not. It is important to make sure the Polenta is

well cooked).

* Next, spread the Polenta onto a Large Wooden Board (If you do not have a

 large wooden Board, individual plates are fine.  

* Spread a layer of sauce on top

* Generously sprinkle your Grated Cheese all over the top (half of the one

shown has no cheese, because somebody didn't want any :/)

* Spread your Pieces of Sausage over the top

* Enjoy eating this right off the board with a fork or get a spatula and serve

yourself some some onto a plate! Either way its delicious!

* A salad goes really well with this meal!