As many of you may know, I have developed a crippling addiction to Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft. This became incredibly evident when I devoted a few days perfecting my Hearthscones recipe in honor of the game:
Maybe you can cook them in a hearth…
Many hours went into grinding ranked ladder prior to the end of Beta Test Season 1. Eventually, all of the time spent paid off because I reached Legend rank and managed to stay in the top 50 for Season 1! I’m pretty proud of this accomplishment and I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of my boyfriend.
For the past few weeks, I have been unable to pry myself away from my computer because I was so entranced with the game and so focused on climbing the rankings for Season 2. I went through so many different revisions that it’s difficult to remember what my original rogue deck even was. At some point, there were two Defias Ringleaders and then a few hours later, they were replaced with Loot Hoarders.
(ง ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)ง This is our town, scrub. (ง ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)ง (ง •̀_•́)ง Yeah, beat it! (ง •̀_•́)ง
After many many changes and many many games, I finally broke into Legend rank! I feel that if I maybe changed class, I might have had an easier time climbing ladder, but I was too darn stubborn to change from Rogue.
ROGUE 4 LIFE.
But enough rambling about ladder — what’s for dinner?
THE POLENTA COIN!
The Coin is a card in Hearthstone that you receive for losing the coin-flip (meaning you play second). When played, The Coin will give you 1 extra mana for that turn. Unlike it’s in-game counter-part, the Polenta Coin will give you nutrition and will satisfy your hunger so you can get back into the game!
FOR THE POLENTA
- 3 teaspoons of butter
- 1 1/2 cup of medium-ground corn meal
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 cups of water
FOR THE TURKEY
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- crushed garlic
- 1/4 lb of oyster mushrooms
- 1/2 lb of ground turkey
Total prep time is roughly 30 minutes. Cook time is about 10 minutes for the polenta and 30 minutes for the turkey patties. There is roughly 2-3 hours of idle time. This makes 4 servings.
- Bring your water and chicken broth to a boil. Add in a little salt.
- Once your water has begun to boil, add in your corn meal and stir. Reduce the heat to medium.
- Add in your butter and milk. Stir occasionally until the polenta has become thick. Remove from heat.
- Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Pour your polenta on top of the parchment paper.
- Gently shape the polenta into a square and allow the polenta to come to room temperature. Once it has cooled, place a piece of cling wrap over the polenta and put the polenta in the refrigerator.
- Allow polenta to cool for about 2 -3 hours.
- Combine your thyme, garlic, salt, pepper, and ground turkey in a bowl.
- Pre-heat an oven to 375°(~180° C).
- Shape your ground into small 1 1/2 inch hexagon-shaped patties (they will expand).
- Bake the patties in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Put a skillet on high heat. Use half of your olive oil and saute your oyster mushrooms until golden brown (~3-5 minutes). Remove mushrooms from skillet and place them on a plate. Gently wipe down the skillet with a damp paper towel.
- Remove your polenta from the fridge. Use a 3.5″ ring cookie cutter on the polenta to create the coin rounds. You should be able to cut at least 4 coins from the polenta.
- Place the skillet back on high heat and add in your remaining olive oil.
- Place your polenta coins in the skillet and allow them to slightly brown. Allow for each side to brown for about 2 – 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and allow the coins to reheat.
- Once the polenta coins are warmed, use a 2.5″ cookie cutter ring to imprint a circle on the coin. Place the turkey patty inside of the circle and plate on top of your mushrooms.
I mean, GG WP.
Whether you’re going first or second, the Polenta Coin will still make a delicious Hearthstone-inspired meal!
See you on ladder! Or, if ranked ladder isn’t your cup of tea, maybe I’ll see you in Arena!
SORRY, NOT SORRY.