Grits Souffle

Oxmoor House
8 servings


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1 cup regular grits, uncooked
4 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Additional paprika


Combine grits, water, salt, and 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium- high heat 5 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add remaining butter, milk, egg yolks, pepper, paprika, and cheese; stir until cheese melts.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into grits mixture. Spoon into a greased 2-quart soufflé dish; sprinkle heavily with additional paprika. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

Created date

February 2010