Weekend Breakfast

I love breakfast; therefore, I love weekends.

I love being able to sleep in, lazily make my way to the kitchen, start some coffee, and ponder what to make for breakfast.

I especially love when I can be a bit indulgent and fancy about it.

This morning, I decided to make myself something a little special. It took awhile, which makes it perfect for a very lazy, very slow weekend morning.

Grits, Cheese, and Onion Souffle (adapted from Bon Appetite 2008)

I cut this recipe down to feed one, and altered it a bit to make it a bit healthier and to prevent an extra trip to the store. It was delicious.

1/3 tbsp butter

1/3 cup chopped red onion

1/3 cup + 1 tbsp 2% milk, divided

1/8 tsp salt

2 tbsp grits

1 egg, separated

1 green onion, chopped

3/4 oz cheese (I used sharp cheddar), divided

Preheat oven to 425F. Spray one 1 1/4-cup ramekin with cooking spray. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; saute for 3 mins. Mix in 1/3 cup of the milk and salt, then add grits; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until thick (about 5 mins).

Meanwhile, whisk remaining 1 tbsp milk and egg yolk together. Remove grits from heat, then stir in yolk mixture, then green onions and about 3/4 of the cheese. Beat egg white in a small bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold into grits in 3 additions. Pour the mixture into the ramekin and top with remaining cheese.

Bake for about 18 mins until puffed and brown on top.

One serving = 7 pointsplus.


2 thoughts on “Weekend Breakfast

  1. Matt says:

    Oh babe, that looks and sounds so good! Nicely done!!!!

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