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Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits

Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits

Southern Living MAY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 8 1/2 cups
  • Cook time:1 Hour, 45 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked stone-ground white grits
  • 1 (10-oz.) block sharp white Cheddar cheese, grated

Preparation

1. Bring 2 Tbsp. butter, next 4 ingredients, and 5 cups water to a boil in a medium-size Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in grits, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in cheese and remaining 2 Tbsp. butter until melted. Serve immediately.

Quick-Cooking Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits: Substitute 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking grits for stone-ground grits. Decrease water and milk to 4 1/2 cups each. Prepare recipe as directed, cooking grits 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened.

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