Baked Cheese Grits
A bowl of plain grits is just that; plain. We wanted to gussy up this Southern staple.
Why This Recipe Works
To add richness to our cheese grits recipe without relying solely on butter, we cooked the grits in a mixture of heavy cream and water. We needed some cheese to fold in before baking and extra-sharp cheddar proved to be the winner. The flavor was assertive and complemented the subtle corn taste. Before baking the grits recipe, we added three eggs , which provided just enough structure without making the grits taste too eggy.