At it's simplest, polenta is made with coarse cornmeal and water, but you can use broth or milk, too.
Cooking polenta requires regular whisking to prevent lumps from forming.
Spoon cooked polenta into a bowl and top it with butter and cheese. Or add a scoop of your favorite ragu.
For frying and grilling polenta, mix a firmer batch and refrigerate, then cut into wedges or triangles.
Wedges of grilled polenta are a delicious side dish or appetizer.
Cut polenta in squares for frying or make skinny lengths and call them polenta fries!