Now if you are a Southerner than you know that grits are a stable in our culture. It’s a dish that can be eaten for breakfast or dinner. You can pair it with so many different and delicious toppings. If you are a beginner and want to wow your guests with this dish, then scroll down below where I show you how to take your grits to the next level in a simple recipe.
You can purchase any type of grits, but I personally loved this brand because of the hominy in them. You can find this brand and your local H-E-B in the South. If not, then you can substitute them for any brand that are white hominy grits.
Ingredients (Serving Size:2)
- White Hominy Grits (3/4 cup)
- Butter (2 Tablespoons)
- Water (3 cups)
- Salt (1 teaspoon)
- Cream Cheese (2 Tablespoons)
- Almond Milk (1/2 cup)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- First, take out a small saucepan. Add 3 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil.
- Add 3/4 cups of grits to pan and let boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking.
- Bring fire down to low. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 cup of milk, and 2 tablespoons of cream cheese.
- Stir ingredients until combined well for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and add a little salt and pepper to taste.
Want to take it up an extra notch? Here are some alternatives.
- Add Cheese and mixed until melted. My favorite combination.
- More Savory: replace the water with Chicken Broth
- Add Grilled or Blackened Seafood- Fish or shrimp goes well with this seasoned with Old Bay. Go the savory approach and garnish with green onions.
- Make it a Grit Bowl layered with grits on bottom, bacon or sausage on top, eggs, and cheese
- Fried Seafood- I enjoy eating fried fish and shrimp with this and savory grits with cheese and biscuits on the side.
- Fried Chicken is a great combo also with some biscuits and honey on the side.
I hope you all enjoy this just as much as I enjoy eating grits many different ways. comment below and tell me about your favorite combinations with this southern stable.