Heavenly Cheese Grits

  • Yield 8 servings

Baked grits are about as close to Southern comfort food as you can get.

Ingredients

4 cups boiling water
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon sherry
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1 -- egg, beaten
1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the boiling water, grits and salt in a saucepan and mix well.  Cook over low heat until most of the water is absorbed.  Remove from heat.  Stir in butter, 1 cup cheese, sherry, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.  Fold in the egg.  Spoon into a greased baking dish.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese.
  2. Bake at 300F for 1 hour or until bubbly.  May be prepared 1 day in advance and stored, unbaked, in the refrigerator.  Bring to room temperature before baking.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta’s  Southern on Occasion (The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta, Inc., 1998).  

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