Grits and Green Chile Recipe

Also known as Italian Frying peppers. Cubanelle peppers are large and blocky. They are light green in appearance and they mature red. The thin walls of this pepper make it an excellent choice for frying. This pepper is not hot.

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3 cups water
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking grits (not instant!)
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green chile (the amount depends on the heat of the chile and how much heat you want)
1 overeasy or sunnyside up egg per person (optional)


Bring the water with salt to a boil. SLOWLY whisk in the grits. Reduce heat to low and cover. Whisk every 1 minute for 5 minutes.

Once the grits have thickened, stir in the cheese and chile. Cook for another 1 minute, stirring. Remove from heat and pour into bowls and enjoy! If desired, top your bowl of grits with a fried egg.