Cheesy Roasted Garlic Grits

I'm not a huge fan of this Southern favorite, but my dad loves eating grits for breakfast. He had been requesting a recipe that incorporated grits for a few weeks, but I couldn't find anything that I thought I would like. I saw this recipe on Sandwich King and decided to give it a try -- I'm pretty sure anything will taste good with cheese and garlic incorporated throughout.

From Sandwich King.

-1 head garlic
-Olive oil, for drizzling
-Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
-4 cups vegetable stock
-1 cup stone-ground grits
-1/2 cup grated white Cheddar
-1/2 cup milk cream
-4 slices yellow Cheddar

Trim the ends off of a head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake covered in foil at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Once the garlic is roasted, squeeze the cloves out of the peel. Smear on a cutting board until a paste forms. Pour into four ramekins.

Meanwhile, heat four cups of vegetable stock to a boil and pour in one cup of grits and cook until fluffy. Mix in the 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of cheddar. Top each with more cheddar. Bake for 2-3 minutes at 400 until melted.

This recipe was very good. The cheesy and the garlic complimented the grits nicely, J. and I both enjoyed it even though neither of us usually like grits. The garlic in this recipe was incredibly strong and I'm a garlic lover, if I make this again I will probably use just half a head of garlic to prevent the flavor from being overwhelming. 


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