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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mexican Cheese Grits with Jalapeno

Y'all know how I love to cook on Saturday mornings.  Today we enjoyed sausage, fried potatoes with smoked paprika and thyme, over easy eggs, and Mexican Cheese Grits.  Grits are a blank slate that can be prepared with dozens of ingredients and always be delicious.

2 cups water
1/4 milk or heavy cream
salt to taste
1/2 cup quick cooking grits
1 cup shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 green onions minced, white and some dark green (save dark green to garnish)
1/4 t. granulated garlic
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 t. smoked paprika

Bring water and milk to a boil.  Add grits and stir to distribute.  Lower heat and cover.  Stir occasionally and cook for 12 minutes.  Turn off heat and add cheese and remaining ingredients.  Stir until well blended and serve.  Garnish with the green onion and additional shredded cheese if desired.

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