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    Baked Cheese & Garlic Grits

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    1 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs

    P4's Note:

    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.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring the water and salt to a boil.
    2. 2
      Stir in the grits.
    3. 3
      Cook until the grits are done.
    4. 4
      Remove from the heat and add the next 4 ingredients; stir until the cheese and butter has melted.
    5. 5
      Add a very small amount of grits to the eggs and stir well.
    6. 6
      Add a little more and stir well again.
    7. 7
      The pour this mixture back into the grits and mix well.
    8. 8
      Pour the mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish.
    9. 9
      Bake at 325°F for 1 hour.
    10. 10
      NOTE: You can add chopped green or red bell pepper, green chile, or jalapeños to the mixture for a kick.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 20, 2003

      55

      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.

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    • on September 22, 2003

      45

      My original review is posted below, but I had to change the stars- sorry... I made it according to the recipe and decided that it definitely NEEDS the bacon. I used 2-3 strips, crumbled. Yummmmm...and this is a review coming from someone who actually *likes* grits!! My BF and I loved these- I hate to admit it, but between the two of us (it was mostly him, I swear!) we polished off the entire dish just last night. Stuff was hectic yesterday, so we didn't really eat it with a meal... just with a bagel & cream cheese once and again with crackers and brie. So tasty!! I basically followed the recipe- which was REALLY easy, but I used 2% milk rather than whole (it's what I had) and added about 4 slices of bacon. I think the bacon added a nice touch- we both hate spicey food, so at least for us it would be better than adding chili peppers. I also forgot to add the garlic until it was time to put it in the oven, so I just mixed in a little slow-roasted garlic that I had on hand. So great!!! An hour was perfect for cooking time- it came out with a lovely crust and creamy on the inside and great cheese flavor. I'm actually considering making this again right now... MMM!

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    • on July 14, 2003

      55

      First off, I would like to say that I am southern and have *never* enjoyed grits. For some reason I decided I was interested in trying them again. The grits I am used to are simply cooked with water and then butter, salt, or sugar is added. I wanted a more flavorful version, and this was a great choice. Garlic and cheese - my favorites! Now I can truthfully say that I really enjoy grits (as long as I make them myself!!)

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Cheese & Garlic Grits

    Serving Size: 1 (194 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 236.6
     
    Calories from Fat 132
    56%
    Total Fat 14.7 g
    22%
    Saturated Fat 8.8 g
    44%
    Cholesterol 91.9 mg
    30%
    Sodium 303.9 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 1.1 g
    4%
    Protein 9.1 g
    18%

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