Cheesy Grits


  • 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 eggs

  • 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!

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