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Friday, April 19 2013

Sauteed and seasoned red sweet peppers make a tangy relish for traditional grits.

Southern Grits Casserole with Red Pepper Relish
Recipe from 
Servings: Makes 4 servings.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
  •  cups  water
  •  cup  quick-cooking grits
  •    beaten eggs
  •  cups  shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1/2  cup  milk
  •    green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1 to 2    jalapeno peppers, seeded (if desired) and chopped
  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  white pepper
  •     Sliced green onion (optional)
  •  medium  red sweet peppers, chopped (2 cups)
  •  small  red onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  •  cloves  garlic, minced
  •  tablespoon  margarine or butter
  • 1/3  cup  snipped parsley
  •  tablespoon  white wine vinegar
In a large saucepan bring water to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the eggs. Return to saucepan. Stir in cheese, milk, green onion, jalapeno peppers, garlic salt, and white pepper.
Spoon grits mixture into a 2-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If desired, sprinkle with additional green onion.
Meanwhile, for relish, in a medium saucepan cook red peppers, red onion, and garlic in hot margarine or butter until peppers are just tender. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and vinegar. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes. Serve with grits. Makes 4 servings.
make-ahead tip
Prepare relish; cover and chill up to 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 403, Total Fat 27 g, Saturated Fat 14 g, Cholesterol 275 mg, Sodium 731 mg, Carbohydrate 16 g, Protein 23 g. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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