Cheese & Onion Girts

These grits are savory & delicious. Enjoy them for breakfast, I do or as a delicious side for lunch. Lots of gooey cheddar cheese with 2 onions.

You will need

1 small to medium sweet onion, diced

2 packets of cheddar blend grits

2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese, I used Kraft (they melt great)

1-1 1/2  tablespoon butter, I used parkay

Sliced green onion + extra for garnish

Green Tabasco Mild Hot sauce

Directions

Saute the sweet onions in 1/2 the butter until translucent.

Add the grits and cook  according to the package directions with the the remaining butter.

Add the the green onions and cheese. Stir continuously until the cheese is melted. Top with remaining green onions.

Enjoy with as much hot sauce as you like!

Creamy Roasted Corn Grits

Not your typical breakfast grits I make these as a side dish. These grits are inspired by a restaurant in New Orleans that my Mom and I love and she always orders the grits. Zea Rotisserie & Grill where the grits are the most ordered side. You will not be disappointed in these savory creamy grits.

You will need

2 cups yellow grits

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup water

2 cups heavy cream

1 ear roasted corn, kernels removed

2 tablespoons butter

1 small yellow onion, diced

2 green onions, sliced

¼ cup sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Soak the corn in water for 20 minutes. Pull back the husk of the corn, spray with butter spray and season with salt and pepper. Pull the husk back up covering the corn. Roast the corn for 35 minutes turning once.

Once cool remove the kernels from the cob with a sharp knife.

Sauté the onion until translucent. Add the chicken broth and water and bring to a boil. Add the cream and return to a boil. Whisk in grits’ and butter. Add the corn and season with salt and pepper. Top with white cheddar and sliced green onions.

Creole Tomato Grit Cakes

You all know by now how much I love grits, but my husband not so much so I am always trying different ways to turn grits into something different so that we can both enjoy them. These little grit cakes were wonderful. It took the normal creamy grit that I love so much and turned it into a crispy cake and my husband loved them.

You will need

2 large Creole tomatoes, chopped & reserve 1/4 cup

2 packets of cheddar blend grits

2 packets original grits

2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup diced onion

2 tablespoons butter, divided

Sliced green onion

Hot sauce

2 tablespoons peanut oil

Directions

Sauté onions in 1-tablespoon butter. Cook the grits according to the package directions with the remaining butter.

Add the tomatoes, green onion, and cheese. Stir continuously until the cheese is melted.

Pour into a rectangular baking dish. Cool in pan and then refrigerate uncovered until completely set, at least an hour.

With a 2-1/2″ round cutter, carefully cut grits into rounds and remove from pan. Dredge rounds in flour.

Heat oil in large skillet until hot. Pan-fry grit cakes until golden, about 2 minutes each side. Serve immediately with sliced tomato and hot sauce.

Tip: Make sure that the oil is hot enough before frying or the grits will begin to fall apart before browning.


Creole Tomato Grits

Nothing better signals the arrival of summer in New Orleans, like Creole tomatoes coming to market. This delicious large red, juicy, tangy, and often misshaped fruit is only grown in certain parts of south Louisiana where the soil is just right.

What you will need

2 large Creole tomatoes, chopped & reserve 1/4 cup

2 packets of cheddar blend grits

2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 tablespoon butter

Sliced green onion for garnish

Hot sauce

Directions

Cook the grits according to the package directions with the butter.

Add the tomatoes and cheese. Stir continuously until the cheese is melted. Top with remaining tomatoes.

Garnish with green onion & hot sauce.

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Cheesy Crawfish Grits

Here it is for all of you that I kept in suspense.

Another yummy Cajun dish in honor of crawfish season! I am a grits lover to the core and this is such a delicious way to start the morning. If you enjoy the traditional shrimp & grits then you are in for a treat. This dish is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

What you will need

1 cup crawfish tails precooked with trinity, makes the perfect flavor

2 packets of cheddar blend grits

2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese

2 teaspoons butter

Sliced green onion for garnish

Hot sauce

Directions

Cook the grits according to the package directions with the butter.

Add the crawfish mixture and cheese. Stir continuously until cheese is melted and crawfish tails are heated through.

Top with green onion & hot sauce.