Saturday, August 29, 2009

Food Story Addendum - Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits

Jessi at Halfway House blog e-mailed me the recipe for her Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits and pork chops at yesterday's request. Oh my - this sounds heavenly! Thanks for sending it!

Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits
Not sure where I found the recipe. Online somewhere.(I use this as a guide, and adjust as needed for type of cheese...but to me the key to the grits is making them with chicken broth and milk)

2 1/2 C Chicken Broth
1 1/2 C Milk
Salt and white pepper to taste (I sometimes don’t have white, so I use regular black pepper)3/4 C uncooked quick cooking grits
3/4 C smoked gouda cheese (or a little more if you like em cheesy)
4 TBSP Butter

1 – Bring broth, milk and seasoning to a boil
2 – Stir in Grits
3 – Reduce heat and simmer
4 – Stir occasionally
5 – Add cheese and butter
6 – Stir until melted and consistency is to your liking

Stuffed Pork Chops (from - I am approximate in my measurements when making this.

2 ounces smoked gouda cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 C chopped parsley (I sometimes use dried, depends what I have)
1/8 TSP ground black pepper
2 (2 1/4 inch thick) center cut pork chops
1 TSP olive oil
1/4 TSP SaltGround black pepper

1 – preheat outdoor grill to medium heat
2 – In small bowl, combine cheese, bacon, parsley and black pepper
3 – Lay the chops flat on a cutting board and cut a pocket into the pork (be sure to leave sides in tact)
4 – Stuff the cheese mixture in the pocket and close with a toothpick.
5 – Brush meat with oil and season with salt and black pepper
6 – Grill for 5-8 minutes each side or until done.



The Consummate Hostess said...

Yum! There is almost nothing that I love more than good cheesy grits!

Eloise said...

Those grits sound heavenly! Thanks for sharing these recipes.

Sorry I missed your fun giveaway! I picked a bad time to become bogged down in real life.

Enjoyed catching up on everything with you. Your kitchen cabinets look great!