Good Morning Eggs, Tomatoes, Onions & Thyme Over Cheesy Polenta {Gluten-free}

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Some mornings after a hard run, I want something more filling than just a bowl of cereal and this hits the spot. Our last month in DC before moving out here, I basically lived with our close friends Lanna & Tim in their guest room {miss you!} while Cam was gone in the field training. They fed me the best breakfasts of eggs, bacon and Tim's super cheesy grits and a cappuchino. Other than literally shaking all day and being overzealous at work from the caffeine, it was the best way to start the morning. {Haha, I'm cracking up and I know you are too, Lanna}.  This is inspired by you two, and the fun sleepovers and breakfasts we had all those weeks.

Eggs, Tomatoes, Onions & Thyme Over Cheesy Polenta

1-2 Eggs
1/2 C Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Fresh Thyme
1 Tablespoon Green Onion, chopped
1-2 Slices of Red Onion, chopped
1 C Corn Grits {I used Bob's Red Mill}
3 C Water or Milk
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt + more for taste
1 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Butter
1/2 C Shredded Pecorino or Sharp Cheddar

Bring the water or milk to a boil. Stir in the corn grits, stirring continually to prevent it from getting lumpy. Reduce heat to a simmer. If you are using milk, you'll need to stir constantly. If using water, stir frequently, for about 5 minutes until it has thickened. Stir in salt and olive oil or butter {it of course tastes better with butter}. Taste; add more salt as needed. Stir in the cheese and serve hot with an egg cooked sunny side up, the tomatoes, onions, thyme. Good Morning! (:


  1. omg mands this sounds and looks like the most perfect breakfast. breakfast is my favourite meal of the day (along with lunch and dinner) so i always love to start the day off with something as yummy as this. i definitely need to try it! xx

  2. I've never tried polenta...this might be the recipe that changes that. :) And gahhhh to have a breakfast view like that! I eat breakfast on my patio and I have to stare at my old German neighbor sweeping her sidewalk in her housecoat. Sexy, right? Wrong.

  3. This looks so fresh and delicious! I wonder if I'll be able to find corn grits in SA? I need to start search asap :)


  4. girrrrrl, look at you and your gorgeous food photography.

    now then... when can i come over for brunch? :)

  5. I mean I'm salivating at the mouth over here... this looks so dang good! As soon as I am a stay at home mom (hah!) I'm going to finally try your recipes!

  6. YUM! that looks delicious!! And gorgeous photos!

  7. Breakfast is my fave meal and this is perfect!

  8. Wha???? Blog shout out - what what! You are welcome to stay at Chez Britt whenever you can!! And ummm... thanks for CREATING a dish inspired by us but maybe you should have been COOKING this dish for us! And in order for this to be truly inspired by us... can you also serve mimosas alongside cappies?
    :) I'm sending this to Paula Dean aka Tim STAT for him to make for Fri-dizzle!
    MISS YOUR FACE and snickers misses your cuddles!
    love, lanneybear

  9. Oh yum! That looks like the perfect way to start a morning!

  10. I love how attentive you are to detail in your food photography. It is absolutely beautiful! I need to get tips from one you one day, seriously wow.

  11. That looks like the yummiest (and prettiest) breakfast ever!

  12. This looks so good and eggs are my favorite food group - no jokes :) As for your photography Amanda - I love it and I love the lighting :)

  13. This looks like a perfect post run breakfast! I'm definitely gonna give it a try after I hit the gym.
    Beautiful photography (as always!).

  14. This looks amazinggg!!! yummy!


  15. i actually don't think i've ever had polenta!


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