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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6


  • 6 cups (1.5 L) water
  • 1 1/2 cup (220 g) yellow or white cornmeal for polenta, preferably stone-ground
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch Sea salt


  • Bring the water to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Add about a teaspoon of salt.
  • Very gradually add the polenta by taking handfuls of it and letting it fall in a thin stream into the pan.
  • Stir it constantly. After all the polenta has been added, continue to cook it, stirring for 10 minutes.
  • Add the butter, season to taste with salt, and serve.