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Grits with red sauce? You bet!

Yellow grits served with an Italian red sauce is surprisingly delicious.
Yellow grits served with an Italian red sauce is surprisingly delicious. Special to the Sun Herald

I will argue with anyone, anywhere that the grits made by the Original Grit Girl in Oxford are the best in the world.

It is a personal opinion, but I am sticking with it.

I am sharing images from my kitchen with you this week, and I do enjoy surprising people with what I serve.

I love to serve my friends yellow grits, something most people don’t associate with better dining, and when you top them with a red sauce, people are dubious.

Make the grits with chicken stock, cream and a bit of gruyere cheese, and you will be amazed. Next make a traditional red sauce, with beef or sausage, a Bolognese-like sauce, and top the grits with it.

Form the grits into cake by using a ramekin as a mold, and just pop them out when they are firm. You also can serve the grits a little less firm and just spoon onto the plate. It just depends on the presentation you want.

Make sure to offer your guests a little Parmigiano-Reggiano to go on top and everybody will be happy.

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