Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
58 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup grits, 1/2 cup greens, and 1 1/2 teaspoons goat cheese)

Southern cooking meets haute cuisine in this dish, which has a surprising harmony of flavors and textures.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Bring broth and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Slowly stir in grits and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Remove grits from heat. Combine milk and eggs in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; stir into grits with whisk. Stir in cheese.

Step 4

Rub a 2-quart casserole with cut sides of halved garlic clove; pour grits into prepared dish. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving (mixture will be dense and puddinglike when set).

Step 5

While grits bake, bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add kale; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove kale from pan; drain and rinse under cold water.

Step 6

Add olive oil, onion, chopped garlic, and salt to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until onion is translucent. Return kale to pan, and sauté 10 minutes or until greens are tender. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and balsamic vinegar. Serve greens over grits; sprinkle with goat cheese.

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