A Grits and Green Chile Recipe!
This recipe comes from the MJ’s Kitchen website. MJ has lived in New Mexico for over 40 years. She has a wonderful website full of recipes! MJ says, “Grits and Green Chile is the ultimate fusion of southern and New Mexico cuisine. It’s creamy, spicy, and cheesy, and a definite comfort food. It takes about 15 minutes to make and has only 5 ingredients, two of which are water and salt. You can’t make an easier or more comforting breakfast, lunch or dinner. With this dish, I have turned many people who disliked grits into grits lovers!”
3 cups water
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking grits* (not instant!)
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese*
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green chile* (the amount depends on the heat of the chile and how much heat you want)
1 overeasy or sunnyside up egg per person (optional)
Bring the water with salt to a boil. SLOWLY whisk in the grits. Reduce heat to low and cover. Whisk every 1 minute or so to prevent lumping and sticking to the pot. Once the grits have thickened, stir in the cheese and the Green Chile. Cook for another 1 minute, stirring. Remove from heat and pour into bowls. If desired, top your bowl of grits with a fried egg.
Increasing the recipe – As with polenta, if you want to increase or decrease the recipe just work with a ratio of 1/4 cup uncooked grits to 1 cup water.
Recipe provided with permission from MJ’s Kitchen!
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