Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Low Carb "Polenta" with Soft Cheese, Pork Rinds and Sour Creme. No cornmeal or grains !

Seven ingredients, plus about fifteen minutes is all it takes (if that long) to put this delicious Low Carb "Polenta" with Cheese and Pork Rinds home made/ "Fat Bacon" together (no actual cornmeal or corn involved or any other grain). Of course you’ll need more time to grind the mozzarella if is not already grounded or to prepare whatever else you want to serve it with. Asparagus and a fork perhaps?

Last night I made a new low carb recipe from the internet and I might have done something different or so because I ended up with this "polenta" looking dish that is awesome. 
The original recipe is nothing like this. Any way, this has the same taste, and looks like the Romanian "Mamaliga cu Crema Focsani, Smantana si Slanina", which would be translated something like : "Polenta with Buttery Cheese, Sour Cream and Pork Rinds (fat bacon)
but, like I said, there is no polenta from cornmeal or other grain. 
This just looks like polenta, but tastes better, and it is better for your health.

This is the raw"Fat Bacon" that I'm talking about, and after is cooked is more Pork Rind type of thing, then bacon (see images below).  But this is absolutely essential for the recipe to work, a salty, well smoked (romanian style) one for sure :

above image from : https://paleoleap.com/homemade-pork-rinds/

Ingredients for "Polenta" with no grains :

                                    -  Mozzarella - grounded  : 3 cups ~ 380 g
                                    -  Mascarpone / Cream Cheese - 2 oz ~ 50 g
                                    -  Almond Flour : 1 + 1/4 cups ~ 135 g
                                    -  Eggs - 3 large
                                    -  Baking powder - 3 x 10 g

Other Ingredients to add over the "polenta" :

                                    -  Soft Salty Cheese of your choice
                                    -  Pork Rinds / "Fat Bacon"
                                    -  Sour Creme - optional
                                    -  Green Onion - optional
                                    -  Omelette - optional

Directions :

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, put the mix into a ceramic pan then bake at ~200 C / 390 F for 20 minutes or so. That is about as simple as it gets. But don’t let the simpleness of it to fool you. It’s sneaky satisfying. You’ll see. I promise.

After is done (see picture above) make layers using :
                                   - "polenta" as base, 
                                   -  add your favorite soft salty cheese (branza de Burduf /branza de Focsani), 
                                   -  then some sour cream, 
                                   -  then again "polenta" 
                                   -  then another layer of cheese. 
                                   Serve with fried/ roasted "fat bacon" (slanina) and more sour cream if you like.

Enjoy !

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