Friday, November 25, 2011

Smooth and spicy Southern breakfast

It took this New  Orleans born girl 29 years (6 of those working at a Cracker Barrel) to discover that I like grits.

And boy do I like them … with Parmesan cheese and spicy lemon shrimp ;with cheese, tomato sauce and smoked sausage; with cheese and a fried egg.

As it turns out, I also like them with cheese and a fried egg … and green chiles.


Meet my creamy and spicy grits.

1 cup water
Generous pinch Kosher salt
1/4 cup quick cooking grits
1 Chipotle & Queso Fresco Laughing Cow wedge
2 teaspoons chopped green chiles (from a can)
1/2 slice white cheddar cheese
1 egg, cooked over medium

Bring water and salt to a boil. Add grits; lower heat. Whisk often as grits cook. Just as the grits are nearing completion, add Laughing Cow wedge. Whisk in until melted and smooth. Add chiles. Pour grits into bowl and top with cheddar cheese and egg. Serves 1.

Do you enjoy grits? Have you had enough turkey yet?

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