Posted on March 11, 2013 by The Southern Lady
Southerners love grits any way you “fix” them and this is one of my favorites. You can also make this using sausage, bacon or shrimp.
3 cups water
3/4 cup quick cooking grits
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup ham, cooked and chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped (can use regular onions)
Several drops hot sauce, Optional
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice, divided (can use more cheese if you like a lot)
Bring water and salt to a boil, add grits and cook five minutes until thick. Remove from stove and add butter, eggs, garlic powder, ham, green onions, hot sauce and half the shredded cheese. Mix together and pour into sprayed casserole. Sprinkle rest of the cheese on top. (I use a 9 x 5 loaf pan). Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes uncovered.
Note: If I have any ham and grits leftover, I fry them the next morning. Make it into patties just like you would potato cakes (I use my hands). Dip in flour, then into beaten egg, in flour again and fry. Serve with your favorite topping such as syrup, powdered sugar or whatever you like.
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