Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cheesy Grits Souffle

I picked up some white grits at the store yesterday and was looking for something interesting to do with it. 

After a little hunting I came across several recipes for grit soufflé. What a great combination, the creamy cheesy with the light fluffy eggy... yum!

Cheesy Grit Souffle
1/2 onion, diced
small pat butter
olive oil
1/2 cup grits
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, separated
2 cloves garlic, diced
4 oz grated cheddar
salt and pepper 

Pre-heat oven to 450. Melt the butter and add a touch of oil, add the onion and sauté over medium heat about 5 minutes, until soft. Season with salt.


Add 1 1/2 cups water, and bring to boil over high heat.


Add the grits in a slow stream, stirring as you add it in. Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, stirring periodically.


Meanwhile, oil or butter 4 large ramekins. Mix the milk with the yolks and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and mix.


After the grits are cooked and thick, season with salt and pepper. 


Add in the milk mixture and most of the cheese. Sir to combine. 


Whip the egg whites until they form peaks. Then GENTLY fold into grit mixture.


Fill up the ramekins and top with the extra cheese.


Bake for about 20 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned.


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