One staple food that's known all throughout the South and all parts of the country are grits. This is one of those foods you either love or don't. Some find grits deplorable and won't touch them, whereas people like myself love them any way you prepare them. I remember eating and enjoying them as a youngster, often eating them for breakfast as a cereal with sugar and butter on them.
The recipe I'm passing along is one that may make you enjoy grits much more or may encourage you to like them, if you don't already. The recipe, "Country Cheese Grits", is a tasty and satisfying way to serve grits. This one has cheese in it and is made richer with butter and eggs. This would be perfect for breakfast or brunch. If you choose to be a little daring, you might could serve this for dinner as a side dish! It's a good dish, no matter when you serve it!
The recipe calls for enough prepared grits to serve eight. Simple follow the proportions on the back of the grits package you're using. Regular or quick-cooking grits will work fine in this recipe, but don't use type that cooks in your cereal bowl that you add boiling water to. This is a different type of processed grits and won't perform the same in this recipe. You may use either yellow or white grits according to what's available in your area. With only four ingredients, this is fast and easy to prepare.
Something that would be good to serve with this for a special breakfast or brunch would be the "Layered Fruit" that I shared just recently. This is a flavorful, healthy and beautiful way to serve fresh fruit! In case you missed it, just follow this link:
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If you're not a big fan of grits, see if this recipe won't change your mind! If you enjoy grits, you'll want this one for your recipe box!
COUNTRY CHEESE GRITS
- 8 servings prepared grits, following package directions
- 1-1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 stick butter
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease an 8x8 inch baking dish. Prepare grits according to package directions for eight servings. Into the hot grits, stir in the grated cheese and butter. Beat the eggs and gradually add about 1 cup of the grits mixture to the eggs. Return this to the grits and combine well. Pour into prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.