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Gourmet Grits

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  Italian roll sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Uncooked white grits 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Frozen chopped spinach 5 Ounce, thawed and squeezed dry (Half 10 Ounce Package)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped sun dried tomatoes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped

Crumble sausage into medium skillet.
Cook over medium heat until browned, stirring occasionally.
Drain off any drippings; set aside.
Bring water to a rapid boil in large saucepan.
While stirring, add grits in steady stream until mixture thickens into smooth paste.
Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
Stir in sausage, spinach, cheese and tomatoes.
Pour into greased 9) 5-inch loaf pan.
Refrigerate until cool and firm.
Unmold; slice into 1/2 inch-thick slices.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds or until soft.
Add grit slices, 4 to 5 at a time, and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Repeat with remaining slices.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2266 Calories from Fat 1190

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 133 g204.7%

Saturated Fat 37.5 g187.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 206.5 mg68.8%

Sodium 2310.7 mg96.3%

Total Carbohydrates 209 g69.6%

Dietary Fiber 16.6 g66.4%

Sugars 11.3 g

Protein 75 g149.1%

Vitamin A 288.8% Vitamin C 77.8%

Calcium 52% Iron 94%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Gourmet Grits Recipe