Saturday, January 22, 2011

Grits and Cheese Casserole

My friend Nez makes is her mother's old recipe....and it is wonderful. I not only got the recipe tonight, I got the box of grits to go with it..can't beat that......

Grits and Cheese Casserole

1 1/2 cup grits (quick cooking)
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon savory salt
6 cups water
3/4 cup butter
8 teaspoons of Tabasco sauce (Nez says
she uses the whole bottle, a small one)
4 eggs, well beaten
1 pound shart Longhorn Cheese, grated
Paprika (Nez laughs and says she never uses it)

Bring water, garlic salt and savory salt to a boil.
Stir in grits slowly. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring
occassionally. when done, drop in butter. Stir well.
Add eggs and Tabasco sauce and cheese to hot grits.
Pour into a large, greased baking dish (9 x 13) and
sprinkle with Paprika for color. Bake at 350 degrees
for one hour...serve hot..

We also got to talking about making Scrapple with cooked
yellow corn meal...poured into a coffee can and sliced
for breakfast.. I told her I always added crumbled cooked
bacon to mine, some sage, and small pieces of diced ham.
She said she likes to add diced pork to hers and
at times she has used chopped beef. I laughed and said I loved
to slice mine and put it in hot bacon drippings to fry and add
a little syrup...she said she just fries hers..We love to talk
about recipes. We both love to cook.

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