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Grilled Herb Grit Cakes

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*Prepare grits a day ahead of time and refrigerate.*

Ingredients You'll Need

2 1/4 c. water
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt (kosher)
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 c. uncooked coarse ground yellow grits
1 tsp. chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
8 tsp. parmesan cheese


1)Coimbine water, butter, salt, and garlic in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Gradually add grits, stirring constantly.

2)Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until thick-stir occasionally.

3)Stir in basil, thyme, and parsley.

4)Pour grits into an 8 inch square baking dish.

5)Press plastic warp onto surface of grits and chill 2 hours (they should be firm)

6)Prepare grill.

7)Cut grits into 8 portions.

8)Grill grit cakes for 6 minutes. Carefully turn each cake over and sprinkle each cake with cheese. Grill 6 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.

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