From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest
Submitted by: Cheryl Lundquist
Cheryl grew up on grits. She wanted to sophisticate grits in a way that makes them special enough to be served at the holidays. Her grandparents would always come for breakfast Christmas morning and they would have a huge spread. Her mom would make a breakfast casserole of some sort, bacon, sausage, biscuits and always grits. I do the same thing on Christmas morning but now I serve several quiches and grits soufflé. She hopes you also find this special enough to serve on Christmas morning for your friends and family.
1 Cup 5 minute quick cooking grits
4 oz goat cheese with herbs
3 C milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Pinch of cayenne
1 stick butter
4 eggs, separated
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish with cooking spray.
Bring the milk just to a boil and slowly stir in grits and salt.
Reduce heat to med-low and cover, cooking for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in pepper, cayenne, butter, goat cheese and egg yolks.
Stir and cool.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the grits.
Pour into the greased casserole dish and bake for 20-30 minutes.
Optional: Sprinkle crumbled bacon and chopped scallions on top.