Why Do Grits Have All the Fun?

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I admit that I’m relatively new to the grits scene. Being a New Englander, they weren’t ever served in my house.  Now, grits are all the rage.  I’ll admit it, I love Shrimp & Grits. But what about farina?  Here’s my recipe:

Farina/Quick Creamy Wheat 1 Cup

Whole Milk  1 Quart

Heavy Cream  3 Cups

Kosher Salt  2 Tsp

Ancho Chile Concentrate Powder (RC Fine Foods)  1 Tsp

Smoked Gouda Cheese (Shredded)  3/4 Cup

Butter  2 T

Combine milk, cream, salt & ancho powder.  Bring to a boil.  Add cream of wheat and gouda.  Simmer for 3-5 minutes.  We’re done.  Adjust the seasonings as you like.  Next time you’re thinking about making grits, try some cream of wheat.

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