|225 g||Italian sausages|
|400 g||canned crushed tomatoes|
|20 g||unsalted butter|
|olive oil (for frying)|
|thyme (for garnish)|
Peel and finely slice onion. Remove thyme leaves from the stems and finely chop. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Remove skin from the Italian sausage, add it to the frying pan and break up with a cooking spoon as it browns. Season with salt and pepper and fry for approx. 8 min., or until the sausage is well browned and crispy, then remove from the frying pan with a slotted spoon. Drain most of the grease.
Drain half of the fat from the frying pan, add sliced onion and sauté for approx. 5 min., until translucent. Add chopped thyme, tomatoes, and browned Italian sausage. Reduce heat and let simmer while you make the polenta.
Meanwhile, add water to a pot and bring to a simmer. Pour in polenta, reduce heat and keep whisking constantly for a smooth texture, approx. 5 min. Turn heat to low and cook for approx. 10 min. more, or until thickened and cooked. Remove from heat, add butter and season with salt. Serve polenta in a bowl, top with sausage ragu, and garnish with fresh thyme. Enjoy!