From, "At Your Service: Southern Recipes, Places and Traditions," published in coopertation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 5 cups water
  • 1-1/2 pounds unpeeled medium fresh shrimp
  • 3-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked regular grits
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Garnish: Chopped fresh parsley


Bring 5 cups water to boil in a stockpot.  Add the shrimp.  Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.  Drain well and rinse with cold water.  Peel and devein the shrimp.

Bring 3–1/4 cups water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Stir in the grits.  Cover and reduce the heat.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat.  Combine the eggs and milk in a large bowl and beat well.  Add the grits gradually, stirring constantly.  Stir in the shrimp, garlic and 1 cup of the cheese.

Spoon into a lightly greased 7x11-inch baking dish.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Garnish with parsley.


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