Magnolia Blossom’s Cheese Grits

Magnolia Blossom’s Cheese Grits

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1 cup regular grits, not quick cooking

4 cups half-and-half

1/4 cup butter

4 oz. mascarpone cheese, room temperature

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

1 head Roasted garlic

2 egg yolks, beaten

2 egg whites, beat stiff

Dry bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole, set aside.

In a saucepan bring the half-and-half up to a boil and whisk in the grits and salt . Continue whisking until cooked .

Stir in the mascarpone, roasted garlic and the grated cheese. Temper the egg yolks a bit with some hot grits and add to the saucepan. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into prepared baking dish , sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 45 minutes and light golden on top.

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