Grits Toast With Creamy Mushroom Topping ~ Appetizer
December 04, 2011
Categories: Dairy, Cheese, Vegetables, Appetizers, Mushrooms, Onions, Southern, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Make-Ahead, Baby Shower, Brunch, Christmas, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Game/Sports Day, Ladies Luncheon, New Years, Romantic Dinner, Summer, Thanksgiving, Wedding, Winter, Broil, Oven Bake, Make it from scratch more
"This is a Paula Deen recipe... The first time I had these yummy appetizers, someone brought them to one of my parties. I took my first bite and was hooked. They are so delicious! NOTE: You can make these ahead... (After the grits toast are baked, you can cover them, and refrigerate to use later). The toasts are an awesome idea for any kind of appetizer where you need something to hold a topping on. Also, chopped shrimp or crab can be added into the topping, if you like seafood. (You can make the topping ahead of time except for the onion rings so they don't get soggy. Add them in right as you are preparing them to be eaten). I made the grits about 1/4 inch thick. and put about 1 tablespoon of topping on top of each one. I highly recommend these little gems to all! Great for the holidays or when you need to bring something for pot luck, or to entertain at home. "
- Serving Size: 1 (29.9 g)
- Calories 71.2
- Total Fat - 3.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 1 g
- Cholesterol - 5.3 mg
- Sodium - 171.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 8.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
- Sugars - 1.9 g
- Protein - 1.8 g
- Calcium - 38.2 mg
- Iron - 0.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Bring broth to boil in a large pot.
Stir in grits and return to boil.
Cover, reduce heat, simmer for 5 minutes (until grits thicken) stir occasionally.
Stir in 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and the salt. Remove from heat.
Pour grits into greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
Cover with foil and chill at least 2 hours, or until firm.
Invert onto large cutting board.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut out 48 (1 1/2 inch) circles using a biscuit or cookie cutter.
Place circles on large buttered jellyroll pan or cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes, turn over, bake 15 minutes more.
In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, 1 cup parmesan cheese, mushrooms, and onion rings.
Top each grit circle with mixture.
Broil 5 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.