I love grits and could eat them with any meal, but when I woke up yesterday morning, I knew instantly that we were having grits for breakfast. I had andouille in the fridge and sharp white cheddar already shredded. All I have left to do is cut an onion, mince a garlic clove, and cut a few green onion stalks.
What are grits? To say it simply, crushed corn. Grits are small broken grains of corn that are often mashed apart by stone mills.
Grits are a staple of Cajun cuisine and no self-respecting Southerner would sit at a breakfast table that did not include “Grits.”
You will need:
2 packs of Quaker Original Instant Grits
4 Ounces of Andouille sausage, diced
1 Garlic clove, minced
2 Ounces extra sharp aged white cheddar cheese, shredded
4 Green onions
¼ Cup onion, diced
½ Cup water
½ Cup cream
2 Tablespoons butter
Salt & Pepper
Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and Andouille cook until the sausage is cooked through and onions begin to caramelize. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
Add the water, cream, salt, pepper, and bring to a boil. Gradually whisk in grits until smooth.
Add the cheese and the majority of the green onions stir until cheese has melted.
Serve immediately and garnish with green onion.
Note: This serves two
Tip: To make this recipe healthier I used Parkay Spray in place of butter. It has 0g Trans Fat, og Cholesterol, and 0 calories.
Fun Fact: World Grits Festival St. George, South Carolina
That’s right, grits are so loved by southerners that there is a festival in their honor and it is going on next month April 8, 9, & 10th http://www.worldgritsfestival.com/
Fun Fact: Grits also stand for Girls Raised In The South