Just stopping by to post this recipe for the few who have requested it, enjoy. Thanks, Chrissy!
Sausage and Grits Souffle
2 c. milk 2 c. water 1 c. quick grits salt & pepper 1.5 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese (6 oz.) 1 tsp. hot sauce 3-4 sprinkles of nutmeg 6 large eggs, separated 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese (1.5 oz.) 1 lb. ground hot sausage
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Grease a 2 quart souffle or round casserole dish and put in the freezer.
Brown the sausage and set aside.
Bring the milk and water to a boil in a large saucepan. Whisk the grits into the milk mixture in a slow, steady stream (to avoid lumps), bringing the mixture back to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 more minutes, stirring until the grits are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the cheddar cheese, hot sauce, nutmeg. Let cool slightly.
Whisk the egg yolks into the grits until combined, stir in the sausage. Place the egg whites in a large bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Fold in one-third of the egg whites to lighten the grits mixture. Then gently fold in the remaining whites.
Spoon the mixture into a prepared dish, spread evenly, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake about 25 minutes, until puffed and firm around the edges and still slightly soft in the middle. Remove from oven and let sit about 5 minutes before serving.
We are three sisters who share a passion for cooking and feeding the people we love. Our food journey began very early. We were consistently encouraged to try new foods, and taught to respect the chef regardless of our likes or dislikes! Our heritage is broad and our family dinner table offered mexican, italian, polish, irish and american fare. This blog is a place for us to capture those priceless memories, recipes and showcase a unique style of cooking that our mother perfected. We like to call it "garbage soup" style! If you have a pantry of food and a few fridge staples you can make a soul satisfying meal. Our mother taught us that cooking is about being hospitable - opening your heart and not about entertaining (sorry, Martha). This blog is for our family because we love them dearly.