Toasted Garlic Grits

Toasted Garlic Grits

Toasted garlic grits are a traditional Creole brunch dish that also make a cozy dinner.

Sautéing the garlic until light brown adds a sweet, toasty flavor to the grits.

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (9)

Toasted Garlic Grits

  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ cup Stone Ground Grits
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Half and Half
  • 6 T Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)

Serve With


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown. (Watch carefully as garlic goes from brown to burned in a flash). Add water and stir in grits, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thick and creamy, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Beat egg with half-and-half. Add to grits, stirring well. Pour into a baking dish. Top with cheese, if using.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes, until puffed and golden. Serve with Braised Round Steak.