When it comes to comfort food, there’s nothing more perfect than a big ol’ bowl of grits. I could eat them for days with just some salt and butter.
But what if grits could be even better? What a concept, right? How could they be even better than they already are?
How about a ton of cheese and bacon? I know, I’m drooling too, and here’s how you make them.
- Old-fashioned or quick grits, made according to package instructions for 4 servings (about 2 cups cooked grits)
- 1 cup finely-shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
- Cooking oil spray
- Additional shredded Cheddar cheese, for garnish (optional)
- Additional crumbled bacon, for garnish (optional)
Prepare grits according to package directions, and add salt and other seasonings to taste.
In a large container, stir cheese and bacon into cooked grits. Heat waffle iron to “waffle” setting. Spray upper and lower surfaces of waffle iron with cooking oil spray.
Measure about ¾ cup of grits mixture for each waffle. Place grits mixture in middle of heated, oiled waffle iron and close lid.
Let cook until waffle is brown and crisp on the edges and is easily removed from the waffle iron. Transfer waffle to a plate and add additional cheese and bacon, if desired.
Serve while hot with whatever toppings you’d like!
Watch Betty with Betty’s Kitchen make her delicious waffled grits below, then give them a try yourself!