1/2 cup shallots, finely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
4 tablespoons butter
4 cups water
1 cup uncooked grits
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
In a large pot (dutch oven) melt 4 tablespoons butter, add shallots and garlic, saute on low for about 5 minutes.
Add water and salt, bring to a boil.
Whisk in grits. Stir constantly until grits come to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low, cook until grits are thick about 10 minutes
Beat eggs in bowl. Gently temper eggs with hot grits, pour egg mixture into grits.
Add 1 1/2 cups of cheese, stir well.
Remove from heat and pour into casserole dish. Bake 30 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees.
Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, continue baking another 10 minutes until bubbly.
Remove from oven, let rest for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve and slather with Shrimp Gravy. Serves 6 to 8 people. Enjoy!