Chile-Blue Cheese Grits

Southern Living
Saga blue is a soft, mellow-flavored blue cheese that has a white, edible rind.
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

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3 cups milk
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1/2 cup crumbled Saga blue cheese
1/3 cup butter or margarine, cubed
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 (4-ounce) can whole green chiles, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

Bring milk, minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in grits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

Whisk in blue cheese and butter until melted. Whisk in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cream, and remaining ingredients; pour into a lightly greased 1 1/2-quart soufflé dish.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour. (Center may be slightly soft.)

Created date

February 2005