Creamy Smoked Cheese Grits

Creamy Smoked Cheese Grits


@rolling_bones_bbq Smoked grits 🥣. This actually blew my flavor mind. #rollingbonesbbq #grits #grill #gritsandeggs #eggs #tatertots #grilling #recipe ♬ Chrysanthemum Tea - Prod. By Rose
These creamy, smoked cheese grits made immediate best friends with my taste buds. Don't be fooled by the simplicity, these are the big time and something I'll continue to go back for. The recipe is heavily inspired by a pit master, Elliott Moss, and his cookbook, "Book of Smoke." The book is incredible, with some unique approaches and ideas that aren't shackled to BBQ traditions but remain respectful of them. I highly recommend the read. Total time is about 1.5 hours.
Ingredients: (makes ~4-6 servings)
  • 1 cup coarse, stone ground grits. I use Marsh Hen white ground grits
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces cheese, use whatever you like. I use Tillamook extra sharp.
  • Anything you'd like to top the grits with if you plan to make a grits bowl like I did. You can't go wrong with tater tots, eggs, and if you're feeling wild, some crispy bacon bits.
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  • Set your smoker up for a smoky 200 degrees F
  • Spread your dry grits on a heat safe, flat surface like a baking pan or some tin foil with the edges crimped up
  • Put your grits on the smoker and smoke for 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on how much depth of smoke flavor you like. I like 30 minutes on these. Every 15 minutes, give the pan a shake to redistribute the grits.
  • 5 minutes before the grits are done smoking, bring the water to a boil in medium sauce pan.
  • Once the water is boiling, add the grits, salt, and butter.
  • Bring the mixture back to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, whisking frequently.
  • After 20 minutes, let the grits sit for 15 minutes, then return to low heat and add the cream and cheese. 
  • Incorporate and cook on low until consistency you like. For me, this was about 10 minutes. Add water if necessary to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Add salt to taste
  • Serve however your like, this would be outrageous with crispy bacon bits and eggs. Perhaps even some burnt ends. I went for tater tots and a fried egg.

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