Grit Cakes with Spicy Cheese Sauce

Mmmmmmmm cheese sauce

Mmmmmmmm cheese sauce

Here is another way to use grits. Any sauce can be poured over the cakes and they work as well as polenta with most meats.

Of course a heavy cheese sauce is always a good way to go.

Grit Cakes

  • 1/2 cup regular grits
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup romano grated

Bring water, salt pepper and butter to a simmer then add grits. Whisk until smooth, then cook over low heat until thick stirring constantly. Add cheese mix well and pour grits on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and smooth out until 1/2″ thick evenly. Let set until cool, then cut into squares and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Can be made the day before. When ready to cook, heat a griddle to medium, grease with butter and fry cakes straight out of the refrigerator until browned on both sides. Serve hot or cold.

Spicy Cheese Sauce 

  • 2 cups cheddar shredded
  • 2 cups monterey jack shredded
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 pickled jalapenos diced
  • 1/4 cup onion finely diced
  • 1/2-1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Hot sauce

Mix cheese with flour in a bowl. Melt butter over medium heat and saute onion until golden brown. Add peppers and cheese and quickly melt cheese stirring often. Add enough cream to get sauce to a thick but pourable consistency and add more hot sauce to adjust seasoning. Serve over whatever suits you.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to Grit Cakes with Spicy Cheese Sauce

  1. Wonderful – it’s been ages since I made polenta, I need to make some now!

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    Is this a meal or a side? We don’t eat grits as such (although we do enjoy polenta quite a bit). It looks very rich indeed.

  3. OMG, that cheese sauce! Heavenly…

  4. Oh Greg, you are bringing me back to my childhood with this grit cake recipe. I love this.

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