Recipe by P4
Being from the south, I'm very fond of grits. I really love this side dish where it is baked with cheese and garlic. This is excellent served at a brunch or with fried fish or baked ham.
Top Review by Jangomango
PetitFour: please forgive me. This is a secondhand review. I cannot eat grits to save my life. Well, maybe only to save my life. But DH, the Alabama lad, says that these grits are the best he's ever had. All I can say is that it looked nice and sort of fluffed up nicely and were easy to make. I don't think you can go wrong with undercooking or overcooking. I added the jalapenos which were, apparently, delicious.
- 4 cups water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking grits (not instant!)
- 1 1⁄2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup whole milk
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 large eggs, beaten
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring the water and salt to a boil.
- Stir in the grits.
- Cook until the grits are done.
- Remove from the heat and add the next 4 ingredients; stir until the cheese and butter has melted.
- Add a very small amount of grits to the eggs and stir well.
- Add a little more and stir well again.
- The pour this mixture back into the grits and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish.
- Bake at 325°F for 1 hour.
- NOTE: You can add chopped green or red bell pepper, green chile, or jalapeños to the mixture for a kick.