I have already told you I am obsessed with cheesy grits. The obsession continues. We have perfected grits, now we just make different toppings to provide variety to our new favorite!
Cook 1/2 diced onion with 1T evoo until translucent. Add 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of cornmeal. Whisk to prevent clumps, continue to cook until all water has absorbed and grits thicken. Add approx 1 cup cheese of your choice and mix until combined... lately we have been using the Walmart brand Italian mix and it has been delicious. Serve immediately or bake in a large roaster for 30 minutes at 350, slice, and serve with topping of your choice!
roasted mushroom topping:
Roast 2lbs of sliced mushrooms with garlic, onion, pepper, and evoo in a 475 oven for 40 minutes.
sausage and poached egg topping:
Add 2 chopped smoked sausages to the grits prior to baking, or just add straight to the pot. Serve with a poached egg on the side. The runny yolk is delicious with cheesy grits!
Grits are a healthy choice when cooked without excess butter or oil, delicious, filling, and very affordable. If there was a promotion for grits, clearly I would be their ambassador.