Friday, February 13, 2009

Flying Biscuit Grits

I am a true Southern girl and nothing is better to me than a bowl of grits. With that being said, my mind was blown when I ate at The Flying Biscuit the other night. I immediately went home and googled the recipe.

3 cups water
1 cup half-and-half
1 tsp kosher salt
pepper to taste
1 cup quick grits
1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese (I used regular b/c that is what I had)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed (I ommitted)

In a saucepan, combine water, half-and-half, salt and white pepper and bring to a boil. Slowly pour grits into boiling water while whisking the entire time. (Watch out for splattering; mixture is very hot.) Reduce to low heat and continue to whisk often, until thick and completely smooth, about 10 minutes.
Add cheese and stir gently until cheese melts. Whisk again to combine. Turn heat off and allow grits to rest 5 minutes. Add butter and stir until completely smooth, silky and shiny.

Per serving: 221 calories (percent of calories from fat, 49), 6 grams protein, 23 grams carbohydrates, trace fiber, 12 grams fat (7 grams saturated), 35 milligrams cholesterol, 549 milligrams sodium.

You can thank me later. For now, mosey on over to The Grocery Cart Challenge for more recipe ideas.