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home-style cheesy grits

a recipe by
Joanne Hendriksen

There is a variety of ways to enjoy this menu item. Serve with butter or milk & sugar. Or try with raisins, cinnamon or brown sugar. For Meaty Breakfast Grits: Add 1/4 cup diced ham, cooked, crumbled bacon or 1/2 cup cooked, chopped sausage. Serve with eggs. Lunch or Dinner: Use chicken or beef broth in place of water ( omit salt); prepare as directed.

serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For home-style cheesy grits

  • 3 c
  • dash
    salt and pepper
  • 3/4 c
    enriched hominy quick grits/semola de maiz
  • 2 slice
    american cheese

How To Make home-style cheesy grits

  • 1
    Bring water and salt to a boil in medium saucepan; briskly stir in grits until bubbly (Stir quik-being careful not to get hot-splashed! )
  • 2
    Cover pan; reduce heat to low. Cook stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes then set aside when finished cooking. ( leftovers can be refrigerated overnight)
  • 3
    at this point-add thin sliced cheese stirring cheese slices into hot grits with only minimal amount of stirring for best results.
  • 4
    Note: For creamier, thicker grits, cook longer. For thinner grits, add more water. Microwave Directions: ( singer serving): Combine water, salt & grits in medium microwave-safe bowl; cover. Microwave on HIGH power for 3-5 minutes or until thickened (stirring halfway through cooking time). Microwave oven vary; adjust time accordingly.