Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cheddar Cheese Grits

OK, so this weekend I was in Destin with my sister and her friends for her bachelorette party. One of the girls is an intern at Southern Progress in the test kitchen (I'd weigh 1000 pounds if that were my job). She made breakfast for everyone on Saturday morning, and this is the recipe for the Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole that was sooooo delicious. Mind you, I don't even like grits, and I couldn't get enough of this. Enjoy!

Southern Living
Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole (43388.1)Prep: 15 min., Cook: 10 min., Bake: 40 min.
4 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Garnish: parsley sprigs Bring milk just to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in butter and grits. Reduce heat, and simmer, whisking constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until grits are done. Remove from heat.Stir in egg and next 3 ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with grated Parmesan cheese.Bake, covered, at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until mixture is set. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

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