Polenta Tirolese

Polenta Tirolese

Creamy polenta with crispy bacon and caramelized onions is a great backpacking meal for the autumn. It is lightweight, tasty and calorie-packed to warm you up on a cold day.

servings: 1 | calories: 584 | cooking time: 20 min | weight: 134 gr / oz
Category: base camp, dinners, high-energy, italian, lightweight

nutrition info:

calories: 584, protein: 28 g, carbs: 35.4 g, fat: 37.4 g, sodium: 1198 mg

you'll need:

2 tablespoons full cream milk powder (Nestle Nido)
1/2 chicken bouillon cube
2 tablespoons instant polenta
2 tablespoons freeze-dried grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon ghee
1 small shallot, diced
3 slices smoked bacon, diced

at home:

Combine milk powder, bouillon cube and instant polenta in a small zip-lock freezer bag.
Pack remaining ingredients separately.


on the trail:

For polenta:
Bring to a boil 1 cup water in a pot.
Stream in the polenta mixture, whisking continuously.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring, until smooth and thick.
Remove from the heat, stir in Parmesan, cover and set aside.

For topping:
Melt the ghee in a frying pan; add onions and bacon.
Cook together until onions are soft; then remove from the heat.
Toss bacon grease with onions over cheesy polenta.


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