Cheese grits souffle

Time Active work time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour
Yields Serves 10 to 12
Cheese grits souffle

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 13x9-inch baking dish.


Place the hot grits in a mixing bowl and stir in the cheese, butter, mace, salt and cayenne pepper. Cool slightly.


In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Stir a little of the grits mixture into the yolks to heat them slightly, then add to the grits mixture and combine thoroughly. Let cool to room temperature.


Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and fold them into the cheese grits. Pour into the dish and bake until the souffle is puffed and lightly browned, 40 to 45 minutes.

Any reasonably thick mixture can be used as a base for a souffle as demonstrated by this recipe from “Nathalie Dupree’s Southern Memories.”.

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