Recipes from the Memphis Unit

Giddy up Grits ( By Marty Drier)

1 lb bulk sausage

1 tsp tabasco sauce

1 clove minced garlic

2 large eggs, beaten

1 cup instant grits

8 oz green chilies, diced

4 cups boiling water

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Brown sausage and drain, Add tobacco sauce, garlic, salt and pepper to sausage and set aside. Cook grits in boiling water. Add all ingredients together, stirring until well mixed. Pour mixture into a well- buttered baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Garnish with chopped cilantro and red bell peppers, or sour cream. Enjoy

Salsa Verde 

Makes about 2 cups

INGREDIENTS
1 lb tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed
1 garlic clove
1 or 2 chiles serranos (can adjust for desired spiciness level)
{Marty removed the seeds and added one half of one serrano}
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
2 tbsp white onion, roughly chopped
1 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste
Warm corn tortillas or tortilla chips

TO PREPARE
Place tomatillos in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the tomatillos are soft and mushy, but not coming apart, about 10 minutes. Place the tomatillos, garlic, chiles serranos (add one by one to taste for spiciness desired and adjust the heat as you go), cilantro, onion and salt in the blender. Blend until smooth. You may also mash it all up in a molcajete. [Mexican mortar and pestle] Offer warm corn tortillas or tortilla chips on the side. This salsa may be used to spoon on top of thousands of things; including tacos, quesadillas, eggs in the morning, or grilled meats.

Rachel’s Butter Pecan Bundt Cake:

1 box butter pecan cake mix
1 can coconut-pecan frosting
4 eggs
3/4 c oil
1 c water
1 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees  Mix all ingredients including the frosting. Pour into bundt pan and bake 1 hr. Drizzle powdered sugar mixed with milk over the cake after it cools.  Vanilla can be used in the milk and powdered sugar if you’d like.

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