Let me tell you a story about grits. Christmas, 2007.
My first endeavor into the belly of the beast. A true white people Christmas. Little did I know, that white people love Christmas. Well I knew that, but I didn’t know they loved it THIS much. They literally have people over for BREAKFAST?! I didn’t know this was a thing until I met Mrs. Unmanly Chef. Anyways.
Mrs. Unmanly Chef’s mom loves Christmas. And being the purveyor of Christmas in our family, she always makes Christmas breakfast for all the relatives who come visit her on Christmas. Let me tell you something else, I love my mother-in-law. Not only is she like a second mom, but Mrs. Unmanly Chef and I always joke that we are literally the same person. Like literally. Same birth sign. Same personality (she’s probably nicer than me), same interests, similar upbringing, and most importantly SAME FOOD LIKES!
So at every Christmas breakfast, my mother-in-law not only pulls off an epic gift exchange for all of us, she also pulls off a humongous breakfast bonanza! And at said bonanza she makes the bonafide star of Christmas breakfast, which is today’s post. Cheesy Grits.
In case you don’t want to give me additional page views this is the backstory on grits:
Grits were a primary foodstuff for slaves during the pre-Civil War era of the United States of America. Grits which come from ground corn are native to the Americas and its simple preparation and cheap cost made it a viable option for slaves during the 19th century. The usage of grits are still immensely popular in the South, so much so that 75% of grits sold in the U.S. are sold to the South.
Today’s recipe is New Mom’s recipe (New Mom is what my brother calls my mother-in-law). Enjoy!
Recipe – Cheesy Grits
1 Cup of Grits
4 Cups of Water
2/3 Stick of Butter
1 Pound of Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grated
2 Eggs Beaten
1 Tablespoon of Seasoned Salt
1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
Step 1-Bring water to boil
Step 2- Slowly stir in grits.
Step 3 – Once grits are cooked, add butter, cheese, and eggs. Stir until well blended
Step 4- Add the salt and Worcestershire.
Step 5 – Pour into a greased baking dish (about a 1 1/2 quart size)
Step 6 – Bake for 30 minutes at 400.
Step 7 – Stuff your FACE!
- 1 Cup of Grits
- 4 Cups of Water
- ⅔ Stick of Butter
- 1 Pound of Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grated
- 2 Eggs Beaten
- 1 Tablespoon of Seasoned Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
- Step 1-Bring water to boil
- Step 2- Slowly stir in grits.
- Step 3 - Once grits are cooked, add butter, cheese, and eggs. Stir until well blended
- Step 4- Add the salt and Worcestershire.
- Step 5 - Pour into a greased baking dish (about a 1½ quart size)
- Step 6 - Bake for 30 minutes at 400.
- Step 7 - Stuff your FACE!