Friday, November 14, 2008
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Southern grits)

Good Friday to you all! It's time for another Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

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Upcoming 2008 & 2009 "Themed" Schedule
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I am not a Southern girl, but I really do love southern cooking. Many years ago, I lived in Atlanta for a year and that's when I fell in love with grits! Up until moving to Atlanta, I thought grits were horrible! Little did I know, I was eating them the wrong way! 

A little hole-in-the-wall restaurant called, The Flying Biscuit Café (side note: I bought their cookbook, while I was there and it's fantastic!), was were I learned that you don't eat grits like warm cereal (with milk and sugar added- yuk!), you eat them with things like melted butter, pepper, and maybe even cheese (yum)!

So, without any further ado, I offer you a very simple, yet delicious grits recipe!

Southern Grits

2 cups water
1/2 to 1 tsp salt
1/2 cup grits
1 Tbl butter

Use small heavy pot with thick bottom and tight fitting lid. Pour water into pot followed by remaining ingredients. Bring to full boil and immediately reduce to simmer. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. The longer it simmers, the better it is.  Serve warm and with butter, pepper, and/or cheese!

Now, I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

For guidelines and my past Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes, click here.

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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At 7:51 AM, Blogger threesidesofcrazy said...

I'll be there! I have them all bookmarked for draft.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

That sounds like loads of fun too!
I'm really enjoying your blog!

At 5:17 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I am a Southern girl, and I looooove grits.

My recipe is up, but I can't link it. Mr. Linky is blocked at work, so I can't even see it on your post.

I can set my post to auto-post, but I haven't figured out auto-linking yet. ;o)

At 7:33 AM, Blogger threesidesofcrazy said...

My great aunt used to make a cheesy southern grits that was really yummy!

At 8:07 AM, Blogger Morgan said...

Ok, my recipes are up. You know - I am a Southern Girl (born and raised in Texas) and I have never had grits! I might have to try them!!

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Mississippi Songbird said...

oh, I need to try this. I'm a southern girl
Have a great weekend!

At 6:48 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for linking me up!

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

Oh my...My Grandma used to make these. I prefer "Northern Grits" aka Cream of Wheat! Ha!

At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips - they look great.


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