If you are a regular of my content that you might know that I am a HUGE fan of breakfast foods.
It’s my favorite time of day, and there are just so many options to choose from.
One option that I love but is often difficult to grab on the go or when you’re in a hurry is flying biscuit grits.
Flying biscuit grits are simply grits boiled in water with some salt and pepper added.
They can be made into delicious creamy bowls or, even more traditionally, into biscuits for sandwiches. Either way, they make an amazing quick snack.
This recipe for flying biscuit grits will take your breakfast skills up.
I was recently asked to create a flying biscuit grits recipe, and I am happy to oblige.
This recipe is simple and easy to follow, making it perfect for busy mornings when you don’t have time to fuss with too much cooking.
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Can you make grits in advance?
Ok, before I share the flying biscuit grits recipe with you, let me clarify a little something.
Grits are technically what’s left of whole corn after it has been ground into meal, and water is boiled with salt and pepper.
Some people refer to them as “old-fashioned” grits or white grits, but they’re really just corn flour that’s been treated in a slightly different way than regular flour (which is why they come out differently).
In general, though, I would say that yes, you can make grits in advance and reheat them later.
What is the secret to great grits?
Now I am going to share one secret with you, ssshh! Don’t share. Do you know what grits are good for? Oh, don’t tell me you’ve never heard of flying biscuit grits.
Yes, flying biscuit grits can be incredibly delicious and satisfying when paired with a hearty breakfast such as eggs or bacon.
They’re also perfect for snacks in between meals, especially if you have time to spare.
But what makes grits so special? That’s the low heat and slow water cooking process that yields the perfect texture.
When you heat them in low fire or water, the starch granules in grits swell and burst, creating a creamy texture.
Slowly simmering grits in water also reduce the intensity of their flavor, which is why they can be used as a base for sauces or other dishes.
They are, in short, versatile and delicious grains that should not be underestimated.
I am done with my today’s knowledge session. Let’s now move on to the flying biscuit secret grits recipe.
Similar recipe recommendation: My favorite Pumpkin curry recipe.
Flying biscuit grits recipe
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time20 min
- Total Time30 min
- YieldGrits Recipe
- Serving Size12
- Energy221 cal
Ingredients of Flying biscuit grits recipe
Ingredients of Flying biscuit grits recipe
- 6 cups water
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
- 2 cups of half and half
- 2 cups white grits
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Pinch of white pepper (optional)
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
Instructions for Flying biscuit grits recipe
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until grits are tender and thickened, about 10 minutes.
It is important to whisk or agitate the mixture while it’s cooking so that it will achieve its creamy texture.
If grits become too thick or corn-like in consistency, add more water lukewarm until combined
Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan.
Stir in half & half and white grits; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, and white pepper (if using).
Cook for an additional minute until the cheese is melted.
Serve hot with your favorite dish.
Enjoy flying biscuit grits.
- Serving Size12
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat12 g78 g15.38%
- Saturated Fat7 g20 g35%
- Trans Fat- g
- Polyunsaturated Fat- g
- Monounsaturated Fat- g
- Cholesterol35 mg300 mg11.67%
- Sodium549 mg2300 mg23.87%
- Total Carbohydrate23 g275 g8.36%
- Dietary Fiber0 g28 g0%
- Total Sugars0 g
- Added Sugars- g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal- g
- Protein6 g50 g12%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
- Calcium- mg1300 mg0%
- Iron- mg18 mg0%
- Potassium- mg4700 mg0%
- Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the Flying biscuit grits recipe tastier:
1) Try adding other spices, such as cumin, pepper, and garlic, to taste.
2) To make flying biscuit grits even more creamy and delicious, add a little butter or cream ( Extra) before serving.
3) You can also omit the cheese if you prefer a vegan or gluten-free version.
A similar type of recipe is the Shrimp and grits recipe.
Health benefits of the grits recipe
Did I know that after reading the process, one question would definitely hit you what is flying biscuit grits‘ health benefit?
Aside, it’s creamy, a buttery dream come true, right?
I mean, there’s no denying that these little tidbits of heaven taste incredible. But what are they good for?
Well, beyond being one of the most delectable things you’ll ever put in your mouth and undoubtedly deserving of a place at any formal or informal feast, grits have some pretty impressive health benefits attached to them as well. Here are some of the best:
1) Grits are high in nutrient-rich carbs (10%) and iron, a perfect breakfast option.
2) They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, which can help keep you feeling full throughout the morning.
3) In addition to being high in calories and nutritional value, grits are also low in fat ( 12%) and cholesterol-free.
4) Additionally, they contain magnesium, which is important for muscle relaxation and keeping nerves healthy.
After reading through the recipe, were you tempted to try flying biscuits too?
You can even mix in some spices like cardamom powder or ginger-garlic paste if you want your grits fancier, as I told you before.
To sum it up, with ingredients like all-purpose flour, milk/water, and cheese that you already have at home, this recipe is just a few steps away from being ready. Click here for more recipes.