Sacred Grits Casserole
We are going to get off the beaten path for this one folks. We have a passion for grits and nowadays you can just about find all kinds of different recipes for grits. Well, this recipe is nowhere near your ordinary Grits recipe, it’s sacred. One bite of this delicious creamy recipe and you will feel somewhat holy! You will defiantly want to take this dish to your next soiree and give your pals something to talk about. They can talk all about your lovely grits casserole instead of who is doing who!
3 fresh cobs of corn
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cup grits and salt
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups chicken broth
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup grated white cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
½ stick butter
Good quality olive oil, for garnish
Get it done-
Alright now let’s get this show on the road and make us some magic. First, toss your corn in the microwave and nuke for 7 minutes. Remove kernels from cob and set to the side. Next, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Now get you a little bowl out and throw those cherry tomatoes in there that you already sliced in half, because that’s what we told you to do at the beginning. Now toss those jewels with some salt and pepper and a little olive oil, just enough oil to coat them, not bathe them. Now you are going to arrange the tomatoes cut side up on a sheet pan. You may want to line your cookie sheet with some aluminum foil, this makes for easy like Sunday morning clean up. You are going to need to cook these for about 30-45 minutes or until they are soft, shriveling and turning brown. At this time, prepare to get sanctified! You are going to concoct the best of the best mouthwatering grits. Bring your heavy cream and chicken broth to a gentle boil in a heavy sauce pan. Next, you will slowly add your grits and salt while whisking constantly. Turn your heat down to medium low. You will need to whisk your grits at first, making sure that they are not sticking to the bottom or to each other. You better watch that pot real good so you don’t scald these precious grits. Don’t even think about taken your eye off this pot and slipping off to take you a little nip before your soiree! Put a lid on the pot and cook until they are thick and creamy, for about 10-15 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Make sure to stir throughout the cooking process. You can add you a little water, broth or milk if they get too thick. Season kindly with salt and pepper. Next, add your butter, you may add more if you are feeling frisky.
Now comes the goodness, stir in that good ole corn, cream cheese and white cheddar cheese. Pour these babies into a greased casserole dish and top this stunning success with the roasted tomatoes. Drizzle with a little olive oil and place it in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes. Just simply stick a fork in it, cause you are done!