Grilled Andouille Grits

Once chilled, the sturdy wedges of grits will hold their shape; just make sure the grill is good and hot to keep them from sticking.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 large Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped andouille or spicy smoked sausage
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Preparation

  1. Sauté onion and sausage in hot oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until tender. Add chicken broth and half-and-half; bring to a boil. Gradually stir in grits and salt. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Pour grits onto a lightly greased baking sheet into a 10 1/2-inch circle (should be about 1/3-inch thick); cover and chill 8 hours.
  3. Invert grits circle onto a flat surface; cut into 8 wedges. Brush top and bottom of each wedge with melted butter.
  4. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat (about 300° to 350°) 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  5. Note: Grits may be broiled, if desired. Prepare as directed, and arrange buttered wedges on baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from heat 2 minutes on each side or until golden.
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