Today I’m sharing a Moseley family favorite . This Southern-style grits casserole is one of my husband’s most favorite dishes and he would probably eat it every day, if I’d make it for him. This is actually my mother-in-law’s recipe and she graciously told me I could share it with you!
2 cups cooked grits
3 eggs, divided
1 cup grated cheddar
1 stick butter (not margarine)
A dash of Tabasco sauce
Preheat oven to 300 degree. Mix warm grits, egg yolks, cheese, butter and Tabasco with a wooden spoon, until everything is well blended. Pour into a deep dish.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Okay now there are 2 ways to add the egg whites. When we were first married and I made this recipe I wasn’t “cooking wise” enough to know what “fold into egg mixture” meant. I ended up doing it the “wrong” way but my husband loved it so I’ve made it that way ever since.
Option #1 Fold the stiff egg whites into the cheesy grits.
Option #2 Spread the egg whites evenly over the top of the cheesy grits, forming a meringue.
Bake for 30 minutes. Serve it warm.
If you’re a grits-lovin’ family then you are sure to love this recipe! It’s a holiday staple in our household! Enjoy!
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