My Grandma grew up in the south. Grits are something I have been familiar with for a long time. I use to love them fried. I still love them for breakfast. I find that you either love Grits or you hate them. There is no in-between. These grits are cheesy. And buttery. And smooth. With a tiny crunch on the outside.
Awesomeness in a side dish. They hold there own next to the smoked to perfection ribs!
Baked Cheesy Grits
- 1 quart milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup uncooked grits (not the instant type)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray.
Bring milk to a boil in a pot over medium heat. Melt 1/2 cup butter in the boiling milk. Slowly add the uncooked grits, cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add salt and pepper. Mix in the Cheddar Cheese and 1/3 cup of butter. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan Cheese on top.
Bake 1 hour, until firm.