This was a total experiment.
The Pie and I had never tried polenta before, so I bought a tube a while back. The first time, I just sliced it up and fried it and it was fine, but a little bland. I had to get rid of the rest of the tube (loaf?), but I wasn’t sold enough on the taste to have a repeat performance of the first time.
I broke the tube/loaf up into chunks and warmed it a bit in the microwave.
Using my hands I smushed it all up into its little bits.
I added minced garlic-in-a-jar and basil-from-a-tube (Pie calls it “green poo”) and mixed that up.
I tried forming it into patties but it wasn’t sticking, so I added an egg. You can see my failed patty attempt.
Patties were formed. In hindsight I should have made them smaller, as you can see later that only the smallest patty remained intact.
I slid them onto a hot skillet with a teaspoon of butter. It’s handy in these situations to use this weird spatula. I believe it’s for fish, but anyway, it’s good at handling delicate items (like fish).
Browned on both sides. If you can keep them together.
And served with some fresh basil. Not bad. We ate ours with chili.