Bacon, polenta, and eggs

Camping polenta

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Cook it in bacon fat–simply the best
At home prep time 40 minutes

At home

Mix in bowl (this helps prevent lumps)

  • 1 cup polenta (coarse ground corn meal)
  • 1 cup cold water 4 cups water altogether

Boil in large pot

  • 3 cups water

Stir moistened polenta into boiling water, then add

  • ½ teaspoon salt (more or less)

Cook at low boil until quite thick, 20-40 minutes. Stir often to prevent lumps and sticking

    Eat some for dinner and pour the rest into a greased 28 ounce can (I save them when I make pumpkin pie)

      At campsite

      • Start bacon on uphill side of grill
      • Shake polenta partway out of can
      • Cut 3/4 inch slices and cook on downhill side of grill
      • When the bacon is done, shove it out of the way and fry your eggs
      Mary likes jam on her polenta. Bill does not.