What are grits? Grits are coarsely ground, hulled corn, which are then boiled with water. They are eaten for breakfast in the southern US.
Anyway, back to the cooking and thus, the eating… my suggestion for a fast, easy, and filling breakfast is… (drum roll please)…Cheesy Grits with a Poached Egg!!
For all you skeptics out there, don’t forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And we all know, if you don’t eat breakfast or you skimp and eat just a measly piece of toast, banana or (heaven forbid) cookie, you will lack both the energy to make it through the morning, and the concentration, since the disturbance of your loud, growling stomach will prevent you from being even the slightest bit productive.
So, I am going to go make myself a bowl of grits. Are you joining me?
Cheesy Grits with Poached EggMakes 1 serving
1/4 cup Grits
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Water + 1/4 cup water
Add 1/4 cup Grated Cheese (Sharp Cheddar, Emmental, Gruyere)
1 tbsp White Vinegar
Salt and Pepper
Fill a pan or pot about 4 inches high with water. Add 1 tbsp white vinegar and bring to a boil (this is for the poached egg)
In the meantime, place the grits, milk, and 1/2 cup of water in large, microwave proof bowl (must be large so that grits do not boil over in the microwave). Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes, keeping a close eye on them. Stir in 1/4 more cup of cold water and microwave again for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the cheese.
By this time, the water should be boiling. Turn the heat down to low. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl, then slide it into the pan. Leave it for about 2-3 minutes, until you can see that the egg white is cooked, then gently lift it out of the water with a slotted spoon. You should feel that the yolk is still soft, but the white is cooked. Drain well and slide this egg on top of the cheese grits.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!