Irresistible Carbonara Polenta

Carbonara is one of those comfort foods that just makes me happy. It's so simple: guanciale, cream, egg, and pecorino, with lots of black pepper. Typically you'll find it swimming between toothsome tendrils of pasta, but today I decided to mix it up. Poached eggs on cheesy grits is another comfort-food favorite of mine, and the grits/polenta seemed like the perfect canvas for carbonara, especially with the poached egg on top. Make sure to enjoy it while it's hot, and mix the poached egg straight in. Recipe below!