Will’s Southern Style Grits are topped with smoked Gouda, bacon, tomatoes, scallions and dare we say the creamiest grits you’ll ever have in life!!!
I married a fun, country boy and boy does he love his grits!!! He loves them so much so that his Southern Style Grits is THE only dish that I can actually get him in the kitchen to make. Most would call him a grits connoisseur. He knows his grits and won’t settle for anything less than THE BEST!! Hubby has made his Southern Style Grits for beauty salons, church meetings and even board meetings!! Not a week goes by without someone asking him to bring them in for any occasion.
Now I’m not a huge grits fan as I grew up on rice. Yep! Rice for dinner, lunch AND breakfast. Auntee always made rice for breakfast and it just kinda stuck with me. Even though I’m not a huge fan, I absolutely love hubby’s recipe. They are just the creamiest grits most have ever had in LIFE!!!
How to make creamy grits you make ask? Everyone always asks hubby what his secret is to getting them so creamy. Be sure to watch his video to get his response. Now you know that I couldn’t just put a simple bowl of grits on the blog. Of course, I had to take it up a notch a bit. I got the idea from Another Broken Egg down in Huntsville, AL. We visited for Christmas and everyone fell in love with their City Grits. Their addition of smoked Gouda, thick cut bacon bits, tomatoes, green onions and garlic takes them completely over the top!!
Hubby has the biggest heart for me and others! He is the most giving person that I know and would give you the shirt off of his own back. He is a great example for me to follow and makes me want to do better with my love walk. He loves me as God has commanded, “24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church.” I am so thankful for his love and the way he leads our marriage and I’ll honor him forever. Amen! Say Grace and enjoy!!
- 11 c. water (this is not a typo)
- 2 ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 2 c. quick grits
- 3 sticks butter
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- Smoked Gouda, shredded, garnish
- 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped, garnish
- 2 tomatoes, diced, garnish
- 2 scallions, sliced, garnish
- Bring water to a boil over high heat adding kosher salt.
- Pour in grits stirring constantly and bring heat down to a medium. Continue to babysit the grits stirring constantly until the water has completely absorbed. This should take about 20 minutes.
- Add butter and stir until melted. Once the creamiest texture has formed (about five more minutes), add the garlic powder and onion powder.
- Serve grits with smoked Gouda, bacon, tomatoes and scallions. Say Grace and enjoy!
Adapted from Will’s Recipe
Inspired by Another Broken Egg