Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cheesy Baked Grits

The Husband has turned into quite the smoker. {Not the tobacco type. The type you cook meat with.} As he perfects his cut of meat, his rub, and his smoking technique I am left trying to find a dish that is worthy to sit next to his ribs.

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.


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