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Grits and Greens
This is a southern recipe. I originally heard it talked about by a friend from North Carolina, and subsequently found discussions of it in several books. My recipe is a "best of" from several of these.
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  • 10 oz package frozen greens, or equivalent fresh, of any type, or any combination, including the following:
    • Mustard greens
    • Dandelion greens
    • Turnip greens
    • Collard greens
    • Kale
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 1/3 cup quick grits
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbs grated cheddar cheese

  • Cook greens according to package directions, or rinse and steam if using fresh greens
  • Meanwhile, boil the water with optional salt. Add grits, and cook until thick and soft.
  • Whisk in 1/4 cup cheddar cheese.
  • Pour cooked greens into greased loaf pan.
  • Cover with grits and cheese mixture
  • Top with 2 tbs grated cheddar cheese
  • Pop under preheated broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
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