Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Mom’s Recipes

Grits and Green Chile Recipe

3 servings

servings

5 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time

Ingredients

3 cups water

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup quick-cooking grits* ((not instant!))

1 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))

Directions

Bring the water with salt to a boil.

SLOWLY start adding a few grits to the boiling water while whisking. Once the heavy bubbling subsides, whisk in the rest of 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 (about 5 minutes), stir in the cheese and chile. Cook for another 1 minute or so, stirring.

Remove from heat and pour into bowls.

If desired, top your bowl of grits with a fried egg.

3 servings

servings

5 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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