Baked Eggs and Grits with Cheese

Serves 4

4 servings grits

4 Tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt

4 whole eggs - room temperature

1/2 cup shredded or julienne cheese

oil or cooking spray

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Make 4 servings of grits according to package directions leaving out any cooking salt or butter. Once grits are done, add butter and salt and stir. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken.

Coat an 8 inch diameter cast iron skillet or other heavy pan with oil or cooking spray and put pan into heated oven for 5 minutes.

Remove pan from oven and pour grits into pan. Make 4 indentations in grits and drop one egg into each indentation.

Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until egg whites are set and yolks are still loose.

Serve hot.