How to make it

  • Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with 1 teaspoon of the oil.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large pot over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions, garlic, and basil and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add the salt and pepper and sauté for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the milk and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk in the polenta slowly, a little at a time, until the mixture has the consistency of a thick roux. When the mixture is thick, add the blue cheese and stir until it is melted and incorporated.
  • Remove from the heat, and working quickly, spoon the mixture into the greased pan, spreading it and packing it down before it sets. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove the polenta from the pan and cut evenly into1½-inch squares.
  • Dredge the polenta squares in the flour. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the polenta squares and fry until golden brown, about 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels. Arrange arugula leaves on each square and top with the caramelized onions and nuts.
  • Serve immediately.
  • For the caramelized onions:
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized, about 45 minutes.
  • Add the thyme, salt, and pepper, and stir well to combine.
  • Cook for 1 minute.

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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    Oh My Goodness!!! Does this recipe ever sound
    sooooo Delicious!!!
    I can hardly wait to try it!!!
    A "5" FORKS !!!
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    " It was excellent "
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  • invisiblechef 12 years ago
    I love the sound of this, can't wait to try it out.
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  • krumkake 12 years ago
    Requires some extra effort, but what a pay-off it sounds like! I am looking forward to making this one.
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  • kukla 12 years ago
    Oh, Dond, this sounds like it would be sheer joy for my tastebuds! Right up my alley....Thanks for such a wonderful post! [book-marked with lightening speed....]
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