Jalapeno Cheese Grits


Fancy up traditional grits with this rich and spicy recipe. Serve topped with shrimp that has been sauteed in butter, garlic and lemon juice.

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 fresh jalapeno, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup half-n-half

3 cups milk

1 cup uncooked grits

½ stick butter

1 egg, beaten

1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese

1 cup fontina cheese

½ cup Parmesan cheese

½ teaspoon nutmeg

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 350°F. In a medium-sized pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the jalapeno and garlic and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the half-n-half and milk, and turn up the heat. Once boiling, turn down the heat, and stir in grits and butter. Cover, and simmer grits on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes. Mix egg and cheeses into the grits.
Stir in the nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish or pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top.


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