A friend made this for a church gathering. I could have skipped the main course for these grits! Wow - good!
Southern and Greek flavors come together into savory bite-size Grits Spanakopita.
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Total: 8 Hours, 50 Minutes
- 1 (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
- 1 cup uncooked regular grits
- 2 (4-oz.) packages feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- 2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1. Thaw spinach; drain well, pressing between paper towels.
- 2. Prepare grits according to package directions. Stir feta, next 5 ingredients, and spinach into grits. Add freshly ground pepper to taste.
- 3. Stir together panko and next 2 ingredients; sprinkle half of mixture into a well greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Pour hot grits mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining panko mixture over grits. Cover and chill 8 hours.
- 4. Invert chilled grits onto a cutting board; cut into 24 squares. Cut each diagonally into 2 triangles. Coat both sides well with cooking spray.
- 5. Cook triangles, in batches, on a hot greased griddle or in a nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Place on a wire rack on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes.
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