Taste: Weekend Edition // Grandma Carmichael's Grits

grits-eggs-bacon-breakfast Growing up, one of my favorite comfort foods that I will never forget is a nice warm helping of Grandma Carmichael's grits on a cold winter morning.  Most people I find, make their greats a little creamier, but I prefer the more solid consistency of Carmichael Grits.  I was lucky enough to be able to learn from the best growing up, and when it came to grits, my Grandma taught me everything she knew. It has been many years since she has passed but making grits, eggs, and bacon always brings me back to the weekend morning moments, where we would enjoy this southern comfort food and she would read me the children stories she wrote about the Owl and the Coo Coo bird (I wish I had copies of the stories, they really were the best). Over the years, I have perfected the art of making amazing Grandma Carmichael's Grits and now you can enjoy them too!

**Disclaimer:  This is the first time I have tried to record the measurements.  If you attempt to make them yourself, keep in mind that throughout the process if you need more milk, feel free to add along the way, but do so in small doses.  My Grandma also used to say, you can always add more, but you can't take the milk away if you add to much.  A good rule of thumb, as the grits are cooking, is to use a spoon and when you push all to one side and it doesn't move, add a little more liquid.  Don't go over the 1 1/2 cups of milk though, if you need more liquid, just use water.  

grits-milk-eggs-cheese-butterIngredients:

  • 1/2 Grits
  • 1/4 Water
  • 1 1/2 Almond Milk
  • 6 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp of Salt + more for taste
  • A splash of Bacon grease (optional)

water-salt1. Start by adding water and salt to sauce pan and bring to a boil

grits-milk2. Reduce to medium heat; add grits and cook and 1/2 milk; stir continuously

grits-how to3. Grits will start to become more solid, at this point continue to add milk in small amounts, stirring along the way

grits-milk-eggs-cheese-butter4. Add egg, butter, and a little more milk, let cook for 1-2 mins before stirring together so the egg can start to form

cheeder cheese 5. Meanwhile, slice cheddar cheese, then break the six slices into threes

grits-milk-eggs-cheese-butter6. Add to grits, stir, and let sit for 1 min;  add additional salt for splash and a touch of bacon grease or break up bacon into large chucks and toss in; stir and enjoy!

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breakfast-grits

breakfast-grits Excellent when served alongside bacon and eggs, the perfect comfort food breakfast for a cold weekend morning!