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Garlic-Cheese Grits

Yield Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked regular grits
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 (6-ounce) roll garlic cheese
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Bring 7 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan; gradually stir in grits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Stir in egg yolks, cheese, and next 3 ingredients until smooth.

  2. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixture until stiff peaks form. Fold into grits mixture. Spoon into a lightly greased 3-quart baking dish.

  3. Bake at 275° for 1 hour or until set.