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Monday, June 13, 2016

Spicy Cheese Grits with Fried Egg


I know that I've been slacking immensely posting on this blog -- I'm currently working seven days a week, trying to maintain my creative sanity, and my social life. I know it sounds unbelievable, but it really has been a struggle to menu plan, go to the grocery store, and then execute on the menu plan. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to keep Vegetarian and Cooking! going, because I love using this as a creative outlet and do enjoy making home cooked meals, once I figure out a schedule that I can stick to, I'll let you all know. For now, my posting schedule might be a little random.

This recipe was supposed to be six servings, we ended up with eight servings. I had most of the ingredients on hand already, so this was a win-win.

Recipe slightly adapted from Nyssa's Kitchen.

Ingredients:
-6 eggs
-7 1/2 cups water
-1 1/2 cups grits
-about 1 1/2 cups pepper jack cheese. grated
-1 tablespoon butter
-1 jalapeño pepper, diced
-3 green onions sliced
-1/2 cup milk
-black pepper
-1 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste

Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan, then lower to a simmer and add grits, stir slowly to incorporate. Stir frequently to prevent the grits from sticking to the bottom of the pan. cook for about 30 minutes.

When there's about 10 minutes left of cooking time for the grits, fry your eggs, and reserve them on a plate until needed.

Once grits are done stir in the butter, milk, cheeses and the finely chopped jalapeno. season to taste with salt. And then serve hot top with a fried egg, some green onions, and diced jalapeno.