First, how about that cute baking dish? Found in a Kansas Garage Sale, for only $1!!!
Not much use in Kansas unless you have friends visiting from TEXAS for Thanksgiving!
They were heartily impressed. I served these for Thanksgiving day breakfast. Perfect stick to your ribs meal to start (and inspire) the busiest cooking day of the year.
This has become my brand new favorite way to make grits and just about my favorite breakfast of all time. Sweet creamy cheesy grits with a delicious stream of spicy Chipotle Chili in Adobe Sauce. This was even the very first time my Texas taste testers had ever had grits. I am afraid I have ruined them for diner grits for life.
I made the cute Texas dish, which held 2 servings. I also made a 9X12 baking dish that held enough to serve 6. So I fed 8 people with this recipe...
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, prepare baking dish (es) with non stick spray
4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled, cubed and steamed (you can microwave them, make sure they are fork tender), then puree in a food processor.
While Pureeing, add 2 TBS of Chipotle Chilis in Adobe Sauce from a can and continue to puree.
While doing that, start the grits...
3 cups 2X Milk
1 1/2 cups quick cooking Grits (do not over cook them, you will be baking them to finish).
When they are done, add 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese
Plus Add the Sweet potato Adobe sauce puree
Finally add 1/2 stick of Butter and mix everything together.
Spread the spicy, cheesy grits in the baking dish. Take the back of a spoon and make indentations into the grits to hold the eggs.
Add the eggs
Bake for 15 minutes or until the eggs reach their desired doneness.
If you saw yesterday's post, I had a Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread to serve along side the grits.
A perfect combination, sweet bread, served with the spicy grits! It was a wonderful start to the day. A chance to relax, catch up with friends and look forward to the day of cooking!
Plenty more to write about over the next few days, but highly recommend this dish... very easy, very tasty and a terrific presentation!