Toasted Garlic Grits

Toasted Garlic Grits Recipe
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings

Sautéing the garlic until light brown adds a sweet, toasty flavor to the grits.


1teaspoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2cups water
1/2cup stone-ground grits
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 egg
1/4cup half-and-half
Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown. (Watch carefully as garlic goes from brown to burned in a flash). Add water and stir in grits, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thick and creamy, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Beat egg with half-and-half. Add to grits, stirring well. Pour into a baking dish. Top with cheese, if using.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes, until puffed and golden. Serve with Braised Round Steak.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 80
  • Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 210mg
  • Carbohydrate 10g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 2g