Shrimp & Grits

4 cups water

Salt and pepper

1 cup stone-ground grits

3 tablespoons butter

3 oz. of goat cheese

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

6 slices bacon, chopped

4 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped parsley (I skipped this because I forgot to buy it at the store.)

1 cup thinly sliced scallions

1 large clove garlic, minced (I skipped this too.)

1 egg

Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes. In a separate pan, fry up egg over easy.

Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and top with fried egg. Serve immediately.