8 servings (serving size: 1 grit cake)

Prepare the grits one day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Slice and grill the squares right before the party.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Gradually add grits, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in basil, thyme, and parsley. Pour grits into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Press plastic wrap onto surface of grits; chill for 2 hours or until firm.

Step 2

Prepare grill.

Step 3

Cut grits into 8 (2 x 4-inch) portions. Grill grit cakes for 6 minutes. Carefully turn grit cakes over, and sprinkle each cake with 1 teaspoon cheese. Grill for 6 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.

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