Thursday, August 16, 2007

Another recipe I found on Abby's site. Southern Grits Casserole. It's a yummy breakfast dish that will feed a good crowd.

Southern Grits Casserole
AllRecipes - Submitted by Ella Baldwin

6 cups water
2 cups uncooked grits (Quaker, of course.)
1/2 cup butter, divided (The real stuff is always best.)
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided (Extra sharp, always)
1 pound ground pork sausage (I like it spicy!)
12 eggs
1/2 cup milk (I use skim.)
salt and pepper to taste (Fresh-cracked black pepper is great.)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.
2. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, and stir in grits. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 5 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Mix in 1/2 the butter and 2 cups cheese until melted.
3. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage until evenly browned. Drain, and mix into the grits. Beat together the eggs and milk in a bowl, and pour into the skillet. Lightly scramble, then mix into the grits.
4. Pour the grits mixture into the prepared baking dish. Dot with remaining butter, and top with remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned


Jesser said...

A recipe after Paula Deen (or my dear hubby's) own heart. ;) Looks very yummy!

Sara said...

You can't buy grits in Canada, but I've wanted to try them for ages, so I got someone to bring me some from the US. They are instant or quick cooking though - would they work in this recipe?

Abby said...

Yay! My husband would eat this daily if I'd let him. Ha.

I think the quick-cook grits may in fact work since you cook the grits before you assemble the casserole. Try it and see! What do you think, Ani?