Friday, April 24, 2009

Yankee Grits

Here is another recipe that I made for Easter morning. This recipe was given to me from the mother of a friend who passed away last year. It's a great recipe that's easy to put together and has great flavor. The original recipe is for 14-16 people so I halved all of the ingredients. It's from the website Bed & Breakfast Inns. If you have a chance go check that website out. It has a lot of yummy looking recipes!

Ingredients: (these are halved)
1/2 lb bacon
1 cups quick grits
4 cups water
1 tsps salt
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1 Tbsps chopped fresh chives (or 1/2 Tbsp dried)
1/2 cup half 'n half


Cook bacon until crisp and set aside.

Cook the grits according to package directions, add 1 tsp salt. Add the butter and cheese and cook until they have melted. Then remove them from the heat and cool a little. Next stir in 2 of the eggs, beaten, and pour all into a 2-qt. casserole dish.

Crumble the extra bacon bacon and sprinkle it over the casserole, setting aside about 1/2 cup of the bacon crumbs.

Beat the remaining 4 eggs and the half 'n half together, and pour the mixture over the bacon and grits. Sprinkle the rest of the bacon on top.

At this point, I wrapped the casserole with tinfoil, put it in the refrigerator and baked it in the morning. Saves a lot of time that way! Just take it out of the refrigerator while your oven is preheating to 350. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes.

I left mine in the oven for longer than 45 minutes so yours shouldn't be quite this brown. It still tasted great though!

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