Dad’s Breakfast Polenta

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 cup polenta
4 pieces of bacon, diced
5 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup feta


Prepare polenta according to package directions. (Be sure to season with some salt and pepper as well!)
Meanwhile, cut bacon into small pieces and brown in a skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil, on medium-high heat, until brown and crispy.
Remove the bacon and reserve for later.
Depending on your preference, you can either clean the pan and use 1 tablespoon olive oil, or you can cook the remaining veggies with a tablespoon of the bacon fat.)
Add turkey sausage and bell pepper and sauté until sausage is browned and cooked through. Add green onions, bacon, salt and pepper and sauté for 5 more minutes.
Add polenta to the meat and vegetables and stir to combine. Slowly stir in feta. Serve warm.




My Dad’s version of cooking has always been “clean out the refrigerator” method of cooking. Somehow, these experiments of emptying out all the tidbits that are left in the pantry and fridge usually turned into wonderful meals. This recipe was actually one of those experiments. I remember growing up that this was one of my favorite breakfasts. It came about one weekend morning from my Dad, wanting to make breakfast, but not wanting to go to the store. So instead he emptied the fridge of all the leftovers. The result? This amazing breakfast polenta. I actually forgot about this dish for quite a long time, and recently I rediscovered it and it has become one of my favorite weekend breakfasts to make. It is such a nice break from the usual bacon and eggs. You can also experiment with different ingredients, you really can’t go wrong! Plus, you save yourself the cholesterol and fat from eating too many eggs!




Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 9:53pm


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