Saturday, July 3, 2010

Feeling Southern...Make Hot Tomato Grits

I love grits. I love having grits as a side dish for dinner almost better than I love having grits for breakfast. This is a fantastic recipe that you can serve at a brunch next to poached eggs and fruit (Yum!) or at supper like I did with oven fried pork chops and fresh green beans.

Here's what you need:

A cup of grits, 2 cans of chicken stock, 2 tomatoes (peeled and chopped), 2 cups of cheddar. (I hate grating cheese. Quit judging me).

Oh, and you'll also need your neighbor's kitchen because your A/C is out. Two dishes on the stove and one in the oven would make you cry without A/C in late June. But the show must go on...we'll just cook down the street.

Bring the 2 cans of chicken broth to a boil.
Add the grits, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to low.

After about 10 minutes, toss the tomato in. Just let everyone hang out in there for a few minutes. Give it a taste, and add some salt and pepper if you think it needs it.

Now you're ready to dump in the cheese.Are you even kidding me?! Delicious.

Oh. Know what? I completely forgot one ingredient. Crumbled bacon!!
Out. Of. Control.


Now pull out the radio flyer wagon, and load up your hot pans and pots. Return to your stifling, hot house.



  1. Wow cool, I have never actually seen a "grit" before. Here they are just things that exist inmovies. :-)

  2. Yum--that looks delicious! I will wait till winter to make it though--no then the tomatoes will be gone. I need to try it soon.

  3. I think grits are GROSS but the dish looks good! And BACON?!?!? Bacon makes everything wonderful!!!