Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Denise's Scrambled Breakfast to Go

My favorite meal of the day has to be breakfast...on the weekends. :-) I'm one of those people who have to be up and moving and have a few cups of coffee down before I can even think about eating. I'm not a huge fan of eating out, but if I'm running late, I will swing by Krystal's and get a bacon egg Scrambler. Their grits are about the only decent ones in town.  I had a bunch of bacon left over from preparing a wilted lettuce salad the other night and I got it in my mind I was going to recreate a Scrambler and that's what I'd be fixing in the morning.

Andy is the Breakfast King. I'm not a morning person. So you can imagine his surprise when I told him I was fixing breakfast on a work morning!

That I learned to love grits astounds me at times. As a product of the North, I don't know that they even existed up there, but I had never eaten them. My first experience eating them was not very positive. But I never gave up! I won't eat hominy, but I'll eat grits. Andy loves hominy but wouldn't touch grits until I fixed a few really good dishes with them buried in them. Go figure. 

I use Quaker or Aunt Jemina  Quick 5 Minute Grits. NOT THE INSTANT! THEY ARE NASTY!
I cook them on the stove...not in the microwave. Seriously? Who does that?

In a saucepan add 3 cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil. After it's boiling, slowly add 3/4 cup of grits. Stir, stir, stir! Use a whisk if you see any lumps. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Put the cover on top and let them cook for 5 minutes. Peep and stir several times. Remove from heat and add at least 1/2 stick of butter.

Evenly divide the grits into three "to go" bowls.

Scramble 4 eggs (plus 1/3 cup milk, beaten), cook them in a little butter and divide them over the grits.

Add 1 slice Kraft cheese and crumbled bacon on top. Put a lid on the bowl and let the heat from the grits and eggs melt the cheese as you are driving to work. Andy wants more eggs, less grits next time.


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