Ok, we did it. After threatening to for a week or more, we finally did it. It was a test, there may be more.. but we took the plunge tonight.
Yes, we made grits….
There are so many recipes, and we tried but one, and it wasn’t really a recipe as I changed it. I cooked pork chops, fried in onions and garlic.. and red wine.. oh and some butter, nicely seasoned.
And I boiled one and a half cups of milk and the same of water, salted and peppered.. added a cup of grits, stirred constantly over a reduced heat, watched as it thickened and bubbled, turning the heat lower and lower. I added butter, and a bit more milk, and kept stirring. I added a few cheeses. some Parmesan , Old cheddar, Monterrey Jack and a bit of Havarti, a bit of thyme too.
When the chops were cooked I made a nice gravy with the reduced wine and the juice from the chops, it was yummy.
Oh we had cauliflower too. Steamed Not that it changes things, but I wanted to point out our balanced diet.
So now you are wondering the verdict?
Well it was very cheesy, the texture is different, at first it takes a bit to get use to, like a mushy risotto perhaps.
Did we like it? Well it was split a bit. I didn’t love it at first, but when I mixed the grits with the pork and onions, with that great gravy, it was very good, by the time I had finished, I wanted more.
Jill was the same, she liked it, but wants to try it without cheese and spices.
Meg.. well she didn’t love it… well she didn’t even really like it. But she did give it a good try.
Aimee too, she ate more of it, but I am thinking she wasn’t thrilled, mostly with the texture, but she thinks it may be good like a cream of wheat. for a breakfast. I agree. I think that could be really good, cooked with vanilla and perhaps some brown sugar. mmmmm. But we need to wait a bit, perhaps I can trick Meg into trying it again.
I did like it a lot though, but on its own.. hmmm, not sure. I need to try it more ways.. and it made a lot.. I mean.. a lot… I mean we have a really big bowl of it left. lol, wonder how it will be with fried eggs and bacon in the morning.