- Bring salted water to boil; add polenta, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
- Add butter and cheese; cook over low heat, stirring continuously for 25 minutes.
- Polenta can be served with Italian sauce, or rinse a shallow baking dish with cold water, pour in polenta mixture, spreading so it is ½ inch thick.
- Cover; cut into 2 inch squares; saute in ¼ cup butter over moderate heat, turning 3 or 4 times until lightly browned and serve as a starch with any kind of meat.
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