Grits!

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Grits!
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Fri, 12-21-2012 - 10:40am

I took a platter of jalapeno cheese grits to a work party last night.   There wasn't a spoonful left and I was asked for the recipe 6 times.  I have never had that happen before.

I adore grits.   Mmmmmm....

Jalapeno Cheese Grits

2 c. grits
2 1/2 c. cheddar cheese
1 stick butter
1 T. hot sauce
3 eggs, beaten
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1/4 c. green chilies, diced
garlic salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease pan (casserole dish).

Prepare grits according to package directions.   Once they are done, add in all remaining ingredients and stir until butter is melted.   I cube mine up to melt it quicker.   Pour into dish.

Bake for one hour. 

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: tracywithtwo
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 10:15pm

Did you tell them it was polenta?  LOL, people are so funny about the word "grits."  Thanks for sharing the recipe!  I'm a big fan of grits.  Do you have Krystal where you are?  They have grits on the menu.  Sometimes I stop there, and I find it odd that they serve them with sugar.  That is just WRONG.  But I can put a pot of grits on in the AM (I don't eat instant) and pack it up hot and wrapped in a towel, and after a 25 minute commute to work, it only needs a quick reheat in the nukker (or not) and I have breakfast at my desk.  

I found a whole website devoted to grits recipes once.  I can't find it now.  

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Registered: 04-01-2002
In reply to: tracywithtwo
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 7:51am

Maybe I need to go to a specialty store, but I have looked and looked and looked and cannot find non-instant grits. I know they have to be better but they are not to be found here.

There is a Krystal in the smaller towns around me. I haven't been in years. When I was growing up my aunt lived in Savannah. My sister and I went to stay with her a lot. A trip to Krystal was our favorite. We had no Krystal here.

And I do laugh a little when menus have polenta on them. But I am laughing as I wipe away the drool. I adore grits.

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 4:57pm

You can't find non-instant grits?  They are with the oatmeal and such in cannisters.  They are at the dollar store.  You are probably looking at them and not recognizing them.  

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Registered: 04-01-2002
In reply to: tracywithtwo
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 7:34pm
Nope. That's where I get them. At Krogers I can get a canister of polenta but no where else in town. And it's also instant. Quaker Instant Grits, or a canister of house brand instant. They have non-instant oatmeal.

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: tracywithtwo
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 9:28pm
HMMMMM.....
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Registered: 05-17-2001
In reply to: tracywithtwo
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 10:58pm
I have the same problem Tracey! My mom made reguala grits, and I can't find them here either. I have asked people working at various grocery stores, and they look at me like I am nuts. I do make instant, I LOVE grits and eggs. OR cheese grits. I will try your recipe also, I've never dressed them up that much before! Kind of funny...years ago I was making breakfast for me and my late FIL. I asked him if he liked grits and how my liked them. He had NO clue what they were! He didn't know what hominy was either.

~Misty~


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
In reply to: tracywithtwo
Sun, 12-23-2012 - 9:14am

I stand corrected.   The canister says "Quaker Quick Grits" which of course is instant, but they call it Quick instead.   I looked on Amazon for grits.   The red canister of Quaker is regular grits.   Nope, not sold here.  

Misty, that is a great recipe.   I am planning on making a dish to take to my parent's house for our Christmas breakfast.  

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Sun, 12-23-2012 - 6:32pm

I've been wondering if my home milled corn would cook up as grits or polenta.  I'm guessing it would!  When I moved up to the suburbs of Chicago, I nearly went into withdrawals, no grits to be found.  And the BBQ was horrible.  LOL!  You get REALLY PICKY when you are used to the food in Memphis! 

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Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Sun, 12-23-2012 - 6:32pm

I've been wondering if my home milled corn would cook up as grits or polenta.  I'm guessing it would!  When I moved up to the suburbs of Chicago, I nearly went into withdrawals, no grits to be found.  And the BBQ was horrible.  LOL!  You get REALLY PICKY when you are used to the food in Memphis! 

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Registered: 05-29-2012
In reply to: tracywithtwo
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 9:24pm

I have no idea what grits, polenta, or hominy is. I feel deprived.

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