Oklahoma Grits

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings


4cups water
1cup grits
1 1/2teaspoons salt
16ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
1-- (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained (optional)
6tablespoons butter
3-- eggs, beaten
1tablespoon seasoned salt
1tablespoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste
1/2teaspoon paprika


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.  Add the grits and salt gradually, stirring constantly to prevent lumps.  Cook until very thick, stirring frequently.  Add the cheese, green chiles, butter, eggs, seasoned salt, Tabasco sauce and paprika and mix well.
  2. Spoon the grits into a 2pquart baking dish.  Bake at 300F for 45 to 55 minutes.  Serve hot.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior Welfare League’s Cooking by the Boot Straps (Junior Welfare League of Enid, Oklahoma, 2002).