8.21.2013

Buttermilk & Grits Waffles



If I sat down and calculated the amount of grits that I have consumed in my duration on this earth. It would probably be…no it would most certainly be an unhealthy number. There was a copious amount of grits served every morning during my childhood. Typically with an ungodly amount of butter and a little teaspoon or so of sugar.
However, this uncooked ground corn goodness was never limited to that one particular meal of the day known as breakfast.  Often solidified and sliced then fried in bacon grease, accompanied with shrimp and Gullah gravy (we’ll talk about that soon) or incorporated with that can of salmon Q in the bottom of my granddaddy’s cast iron skillet.
But never ever waffles…
Until about 3 weeks ago..


3 weeks ago when I was forced to pack up my bookshelf full of cookbooks. Which ended with me sitting on the floor reading book after book and thinking “dayum why haven’t I used this”
Then my husband coming home and being all like “I thought you were gonna pack some stuff today”
I didn’t pack nothing
But I did try this waffle recipe that added a little grits.. Then I added a little buttermilk.
Then we moved and I couldn’t find my waffle iron.. So then I forgot all about them
Then this weekend I found my waffle iron in the box with my shoes..
Which then had me cooking grits and stirring batter to make these waffles at like 6 o’clock on a Sunday night..


Then 3 hours later Eric Northman met the true death on True Blood while giving me a glimpse of somethin he probably should of kept hiddin..
Random and unrelated.. I know this… but I could not NOT talk about that season Finale.. I mean WTF!
If it wasn’t for Game Of Thrones I would now be in the process of cancelling my HBO subscription.
This season was a mess…
But these waffles made up for Bill’s weird moments, Sookie's bad choices.. and Eric’s hidden treasure..
They’re light, slightly moist with those crisp edges that equal waffle perfection. Made with 2 of my favorite ingredients.
Grits and Buttermilk..  
Nuff said. 



Buttermilk & Grits Waffles 
Prep Time: 20 mins Cook time- about 3-4 mins per waffle (depends on your iron) Yield- 8 waffles 

Adapted from The Rustic Table Cookbook

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quick cook grits (not instant)
6 tablespoons butter, unsalted and cubed
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions: 

In a medium sauce pan bring 2 cups of water to a simmer. Once water starts to simmer add in butter. Bring to a boil then whisk in grits. Stir girts frequently until thickened and creamy about 8 -10 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, stir in buttermilk and eggs.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Add flour mixture to the grits mixture until just combined.

Cook waffles in a preheated waffle maker (or iron) until golden brown.
I used a waffle maker to make these. Each waffle took about 1/2 cup of batter, which was poured in the center of the iron and took about 3 minutes each to cook.

Serve immediately with your favorite syrup or if your like the folks in my house..powdered sugar.

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42 comments :

  1. I have a waffle maker coming in the mail and this recipe just shot to the top of my recipe pile. SO EXCITED.

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    1. Yes girl.. get on these.. the are super easy.

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  2. These look so good! I love that your waffle iron was in the box with yo shoes. How's the new place?!

    And oh no! Eric!

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    1. That's how I pack yo..LOL The house is coming along, as long as you don't look in the hall closet where I've hidden all the unpacked boxes.

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  3. I intend to make these as soon as I find my waffle iron, which I have yet to pack and we are moving in t-minus 10 days. BUT! I have cleaned the screened in porch, so there is that.

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    1. 10 DAYZ!! You cleaned the porch I'd say you've done your part. :)

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  4. I'm not normally a grits girl. But when they're loaded up in waffles, um, yes please!!

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  5. I'm totally on a waffle kick right now and I'm quite in love with grits. I mean if I'm not eating waffles for breakfast, you can bet I'm eating some cheesy grits! These...combining the two.... well you can bet that my waffle iron will be seeing these quite soon!!

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    1. Grits are the way to my heart.. that and anything from anthropologie

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  6. Oh my, these look phenomenal. Powdered sugar sprinkle for the win!

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    1. Yes to powdered sugar on waffles.. it gives them almost a funnel cake effect!

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  7. What a fantastic idea. I bet they taste amazing, crispy and soft and oh man.. Love this one!

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  8. GIMME ALL THE WAFFLES. Ahem. I mean, please GIMME ALL THE WAFFLES.

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    1. Sending them via t-shirt cannon..RIGHT NOW!!

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  9. Dude, fo' reals, why did the kill him off?!!! He is pretty much the old reason why I kept watching that darn show. Total BS. Sigh...at least we have these buttermilk and grit waffles to keep us distracted!! HOLY deliciousness!

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  10. I'm almost ashamed at the near absence of grits in my life after reading this!! I've had them once I think. Time to get these waffles onto the waffle iron!

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    1. Yes.. grits should be an important part of everyones diet. :)

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  11. Love these scrumptious Southern-style waffles, Erika! They look so delicious!

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  12. Ummm ok this is SO genius! Want, want, want!

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  13. How did you know I've been wanting to dust off my waffle maker this week?? You touched my inner southern belle with this recipe, and for that I owe you!

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  14. I need to dig my waffle maker out STAT!!! And really, this is the perfect instance to illustrate why being a PNW'er is a shame - we don't do grits up here!! It's awful, whyyyyy don't we do grits? I want my life to be filled with grits and butter. And waffles, too :)

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  15. You know how much I love these. I make grits lemon pancakes that make me swoon every Saturday morning.

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    1. Grits and Lemon.. Now you know I have to try that.

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  16. I've never had grits before but have always wanted to try them. How strong is the grits flavour in these? Might be a good stepping stone :)

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    1. Hi IIan.. These waffles are great stepping stone into the world of grits. The grits flavor is subtle but enough for you to taste without the grainy feel of grits.

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  17. I love cornmeal pancakes, so grits and buttermilk in waffles sounds pretty much exactly like heaven.

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  18. This sounds amazing, I'm assuming that it would be like adding cornmeal to them. Sort of embarassed to admit that I've never had grits before. I'm from Canada! Its not my fault!

    Just found your blog and I'm enjoying reading through your posts :)

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  19. A grits waffle sounds pretty darn delicious and Southern! By the way, I am not sure if Eric Northman really did die, they didn't show him burn up completely but then again they may have just popped him off the show.

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  20. Can't wait to make these! Oh and Eric didn't meet the true death... Brian Buckner (that runs the show) said that he will survive! Yippee!

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    1. MEGAN!! You just made my day... I need my Eric fix and couldn't imagine that show without him. :)

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  21. These look delicious! What kind of waffle iron are you using to make them so thin and delicate?

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    1. The one that I used for these was by Cuisinart. With only about 1/2 cup of batter poured right in the center.. :)

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  22. I MUST try these ASAP! I saw a similar recipe on NPR or grits pancakes. I like this recipe better! Can't wait to try it!

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  23. I'm making these tonight, topping with shrimp and lemon garlic sauce. Can't wait! Thanks for the recipe!

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  26. The one that I used for these was by Cuisinart. With only about 1/2 cup of batter poured right in the center.Thanks for share this with us.
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