- 1 qt. milk
- 1/2 cup sweet butter
- 1 cup 3-minute grits
- 1 cup grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Gravy: Drippings from fried country ham
- 1 cup perked strong coffee
Bring milk and butter to a slow boil and stir in grits slowly.
Stir often until mixture thickens.
Put in large bowl and beat with electric mixer until grits become creamy (5 to 7 minutes).
Add grated cheese and salt and pepper.
Mix well and pour into greased 2-quart casserole.
Put dots of butter on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.
Remove ham from skillet. Add coffee and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over grits.
Photo: Patty Poor