Elizabeth R. Drawdy, Spindale, North Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living January 1999

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Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic, and sauté until tender. Stir in 4 cups water and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in egg yolks, cheese, and hot sauce.

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  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold one-fourth of egg whites into grits. Fold grits into remaining egg whites. Pour into a greased and floured 2-quart soufflé dish; sprinkle with paprika.

  • Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned.

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