Recipe for Cheese Girts

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Recipe for Cheese Girts

Introduction:

Girts are derived from old English words great which means coarse meal. Cornmeal is used in making Girts. There is a different type of girts according to the type of cornmeal from which it is made or depending upon the time of cooking like quick girts regular girts and instant girts. For enhancing its flavor this dish serves with savory seasonings. Girts are often serving for breakfast. Its main origin is the Southern United States. This dish is originated from a Native American Muskogee tribe’s recipe. It is different than a hasty pudding or with mush which is made from boiled ground corn. So, It is popular as a dinner dish. Girts are the same as thick maize-based porridge from around the world such as polenta and mielie pap.

Recipe

Timing:

The total time required for this recipe is 15 minutes. So, this timing will be varied as you change the variety of girts we are going to use quick girts in this recipe.

Serving:

This recipe would yield 6 servings of cheese girts. You can increase or decrease no of servings by increasing or decreasing the number of ingredients according to your needs.

Ingredients:

The main ingredients of this recipe are quick girts, cheddar cheese. Shredded cheese, chicken broth and etc. The required ingredients along with their accurate quantities for this recipe are, you can change

  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • half teaspoon of salt only for taste
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of quick girts
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

 For Topping:

  • Pads of butter
  • Black pepper
  • Extra shredded cheese

Description:

Step by step instructions for making this delicious recipe is:

  1. Take a medium-size saucepan. Add milk and chicken broth and combine them well. Heat it over on medium heat and bring it to simmer.
  2. Then, add salt while stirring, then add girts, continue mixing until all girts mixed well. Girts are going to expand when it is cooking, so continuous stirring is important because it saves them from sticking.
  3. So, cover and cook on low heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Then remove the lid and stir it. Cook more over low heat for an additional 1 to 2 minutes with continuous stirring. Check girts if they are tender then stop cooking.
  4. Then, turn off the oven. Then add butter and cheese in it. Mixed them well.
  5. Then, serve warm. Use additional shredded cheese, butter and fresh pepper for topping if you want.

Notes:

  • When you reheat grits then add milk to make it thin. When it cooled, it would thick. So adjust the amount of liquid as you desire.
  • So, the cooking time will vary as you change the cooking technique for making grits; like quick grits prepare or cook in 5 minutes, the stone-ground can take 40-45 minutes. Regular grits take 10 minutes and instant grits can be ready only in 1 minute in boiling water. So be careful when cooking and take an eye on which type of girts you are going to cook.

Nutritional values:

Per serving of cheese girts provide you a total of 185 cal and also gives you different minerals, carbs, protein, and fats. It provides you 8 g of sugar, 274 mg of sodium, 4 g of fat, 28 g of carbs, 2 g of fiber, 7 g of protein and 17 mg of cholesterol.

Conclusion:

In the light above discussion, you came to know about the history, origin of girts. Girts have origin both in the Southern United States and in Native Americans. Girts may behave in a different color it depends upon the color of corn that is using. Cheese girts it is an amazingly creamy and cheesy girt when you try it you will definitely enjoy this dish. It can serve as a breakfast. There is a different type of girts according to the type of cornmeal from which it produces or depending upon the time of cooking like quick girts regular girts and instant girts. They can serve with a salty or sweet flavor. They often serve with butter and cheese, sausage, bacon, salt, and pepper, or red-eye gravy.

 


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