Cheese Grits

One of my mom’s signature dishes. Even those who insisted that they did not like grits would quickly change their minds after one bite!

–Keely

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups white grits
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 3 tsp savor salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 20oz Old English sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 stick butter or margerine

Instructions

Heat oven to 325º

 

Boil grits for 6 minutes, remove from heat.

 

Add eggs and spices to grits, then add cheese and butter. Mix well.

 

Pour in a large casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.

Tips

Savor Salt

I haven’t found savor salt in years, so we just mix savory with season salt.

 

Old English Sharp Cheddar

Impossible to find, except in deli slices. If you can’t find those, a good quality American cheese will do.

 

Grits

Don’t buy instant or quick grits – you need the good ol’ fashioned kind.

 

Butter vs. Margarine

I always use butter, mom was from the margarine generation. Use whichever suits your style!