Quick cooking grits are enlivened with Parmesan cheese and prosciutto to get a big taste.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 3 cups water in a microwave-safe measuring cup
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, minced
- 3/4 cup quick grits
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, preferably Reggiano
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Black pepper, to taste
Microwave water until very hot, 3 to 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto; saute until moisture evaporates and bits start to fry and crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove prosciutto; set aside.
Add the hot water to the empty pan and bring to a boil. Whisk in grits and salt. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until thick, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in prosciutto, cheese, butter and pepper to taste. Let stand to cool and allow flavors to blend, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.
This recipe was originally featured in the USA WEEKEND article Breakfasts to Help You Lose Weight on January 2, 2005.
Find the Perfect Recipe from Pam Anderson.Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.