Make a dish that reflects the historical idea of “foreign” - either foods with a loose connection to foreign lands, named after faraway places, or attributed to foreigners. Real connections to actual foreign countries not necessary!
Take from the fire and add a tablespoon of butter and several tablespoons of grated cheese, also the egg, slightly beaten. Mix well and spread out on a molding board in a sheet about three-quarters inch thick. When it is cold, cut in squares or diamonds. Put a layer of these on a shallow baking dish or platter that has been buttered. Sprinkle with cheese and dot with butter. Make another layer, and so on, until the dish is filled. Bake in the oven until the crust is well browned.
|Cooking the Polenta and Adding the Cheese|
|Cooling the Polenta|
How Successful Was It?:
It tasted great! However, as I followed the recipe precisely as it was written, I would say it was not as firm as it should have been. I suppose that could be one of the points of this challenge, that recipes for foreign foods (this case Italian) not written by an Italian might not always work properly! I will make this again using just an egg yolk, not the whole egg.