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  • serves 4 to 6
  • # salt
  • # 1 potato
  • # 1 l buckwheat flour
  • # 150 g lard
  • # 150 g lardons


Put the water in a pan, salt it, add the potato and boil. When the potato is half-cooked add the buckwheat flour and cook for 20 minutes. When the mixture becomes even add 50 g of heated lard and leave to rest for a few minutes. Take ladlefuls of the polenta mixture and break them up with a fork, returning it to the dish. Add the remainder of the lard and cover with the lardons. Serve as a side dish for braised beef.

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Submitted 11/22/07.
Submitted By: Janez Kranjski
Buckwheat Polenta