Prepare through Step 2 up to a day ahead; cover and chill. Remove from the fridge, add the buttered crushed croutons, and let stand 30 minutes before baking.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2009

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 mins
bake:
30 mins
total:
58 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Bring garlic salt and 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in onion and 3 Tbsp. butter.

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  • Whisk together eggs and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir about one-fourth of grits mixture gradually into egg mixture; add remaining grits mixture, stirring constantly. Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

  • Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, and toss with coarsely crushed croutons; sprinkle over grits mixture.

  • Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is set and croutons are golden brown.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits.

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