This savory cheese grits pudding is inspired by the South.


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TOTAL TIME: 1:35
PREP: 0:25
LEVEL: Moderate
YIELD: 8 puddings

Ingredients

  • 1½ c. whole milk
  • salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ c. grits
  • ½ can Creamed Corn
  • 3 oz. aged Cheddar
  • 3 large eggs

 

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt; then, stirring constantly, add grits in a slow, steady stream. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until grits thicken, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool slightly.

2) Meanwhile, purée corn in a food processor. Then, stir corn, Cheddar, and 2 egg yolks into grits. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold egg whites, in thirds, into corn mixture. Divide mixture among eight 1-cup ramekins; set on a baking pan. Bake until puddings puff up, 40 to 45 minutes.


Bon Appetit