Grit Cakes with Sage Butter

These Grit Cakes with Sage Butter are the ultimate Southern hors d’oeuvre! Golden brown and delicious, these are great for many a gathering, from harvest dinners to tailgating brunches.

Grit Cakes with Sage Butter
Yield: approximately 6 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 7 cups water
  2. 1 cup chicken broth
  3. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  4. 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  5. 2 cups stone-ground grits
  6. 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
  7. Garnish: salt and pepper
  8. Sage Butter (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing foil to extend over edges of pan. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small Dutch oven, bring 7 cups water, broth, salt, and red pepper to a boil over medium-high heat. Gradually stir in grits; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Let cool slightly. Cover, and refrigerate until firm, approximately 4 hours.
  3. Using foil as handles, remove grits from pan. Trim 1⁄2 inch from sides of grits, and discard.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut grits into 12 squares. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with melted butter. Place grit squares on baking sheet. 5. Bake for 30 minutes. Using a spatula, gently turn grit cakes
  5. over; bake until golden brown, approximately 30 minutes more. Place grit cakes on a platter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve warm with Sage Butter.
Taste of the South http://www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/
Sage Butter
Yield: approximately 1 cup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine softened butter and sage. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
Taste of the South http://www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/

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