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.