Mămăligă cu brânză și smântâna – blushing polenta with cheese and sour cream

This is one of my favorite recipes from my childhood. My grandmother used to make polenta and serve this with lots of feta cheese, ricotta or cottage cheese, top it with a poach egg and serve it with lots of sour cream on the side…. I even remember my chair in the little kitchen… I have great memories from my grandparents kitchen. Some of my recipes are as I remember those but with my own touch. Well, enjoy this polenta…



  • ½ kg polenta (cornmeal)
  • 250 g feta cheese
  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon  oil to brush
  • sour cream
  • 1 egg per person

Polenta: Prepare the polenta as indicated on the package. Once the polenta is boiled until a porridge, pour half of the polenta in an oven proofed dish that is brushed with oil. Sprinkle the mixture of crushed feta cheese and  ricotta cheese. Pour over the rest of polenta and bake in middle of the oven at 200°C. for approximately 20 min. Take the dish out of the oven, let rest a few minutes.

Poached eggs: Boil ½ liter water with 1 teaspoon salt. When the water boils, pull the pot away from the heat while breaking the eggs. Then cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Take the eggs up with a sieve.

Serving: serve a slice of polenta with a poached egg and two spoons of sour cream. Delicious….

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