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I know y’all thought I was totally forgetting to mention grits. Oh no, I think they deserve a day all to themselves. Grits are the type of food that transcends being pigeon-holed into a particular time of day. They’re wonderful for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or supper.
Many recipes exist for grit souffles and casseroles, but for an every day recipe, I have this one to offer. I can guarantee this recipe is almost as quick as instant and tastes a ba-zillion times better.
Quick Cheese Grits ( 6 servings)
1 cup of grits ( I use Quaker Grits -Quick 5 minutes– make sure to get the 5 minute box)
4 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup + of grated sharp cheddar cheese or any cheese you’d prefer
1/4 -1/2 stick of butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
Disregard the directions on the box of adding the grits to the water pre-boil. Bring the water and salt to a brisk boil then add the grits to the water. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to med-low and leave the lid on. Try hard not to open the lid, but If you must, stir after about 2 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat after 5 minutes. The water should be all absorbed and the grits tender, not crunchy. While hot, stir in the cheese and butter until they’re melted. Add additional cheese, if you’d like the grits to taste cheesier.
*If the water should be almost all absorbed by 2 1/2 minutes into cooking, add more hot water and reduce your heat.
** Grits really stick to a pan so soak that pan in water, pronto!
Other suggestions: Add bacon and shrimp for a southern cajun twist garnished with sliced green onions and maybe a dash or two of Tabasco.
You can also add garlic powder or substitute the cheddar cheese for a roll of garlic cheese if you can find it.
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What’s your favorite grits recipe?
“And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain–perhaps wheat or some other grain.” 1 Corinthians 15:37 NKJV Bible