Sunday, January 22, 2012

Southern Tuscan Grits

The Italians and the French like to add butter and grated Parmesan, Romano or Asiago cheese to their grits right before serving to make them even more tasty and extra creamy.  This is a great side dish for pork, I served it along side Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Relish It's too quick and easy not to try.

1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick cooking grits, uncooked
3/4 cup grated Romano cheese
3/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
1 teaspoon fresh basil, finely chopped or 1-1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons butter + butter for serving
1 tablespoons salt + Salt and Pepper to taste

In a small bowl or condiment bowl, blend together the basil garlic powder and onion power and set aside.

In a medium size pot, bring the chicken broth, milk to a boil.  Once the liquid begins to boil add the tablespoon of salt and gradually whisk in the grits.  Lower heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.

Remove the pot from the heat and . Stir in Romano and Asiago cheese, the seasoning blend, butter, and parsley.  Stir until well blended and don't be afraid to put some muscle into your stirring.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve with a pat of butter on top.


Claudia said...

I've never had grits. But then you list Parmesan and Asiago and I know I need them in my life.

Chris said...

Grits....they're what's for dinner! Love those.

Pat Tillett said...

That looks very tasty!

David said...

Katherine, Being an old Yankee, this sounds like the best recipe for grits that I've ever seen...more cheese than grits is a great start! Sounds great! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Aarthi said...

Awesome Recipe...Thanks for posting it dear..


Candy said...

I'm a recent convert to grits but want 'em full of cheese. These look perfect!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I would so luv these.

My hubby is the fickle one. He only wants his plain.

Big Dude said...

Those are some great looking grits Katherine and I like all the flavors you added. I have to make extra to slice up and fry for breakfast.

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe..I would love to try it..


Hornsfan said...

MMMM I love grits, and if you add cheese, well that's pretty much heaven!

Lynda said...

Katherine, I hate to admit that
I've never eaten grits. But this recipe sounds so good, I know I've got to try them. Just about everone around here has eaten them, I just never have as they sounded so plain. But these must have lots of flavor.