I halved the recipe to decrease the portion size, except did use almost the whole pound of sausauge. Only mixed one raw egg into the grits to help them set-up. The rest of the eggs I scrambled separately (be sure to season them with salt and pepper). I layered half the grits in bottom of a large oval slow cooker. Added layer of cooked sausage, layer of scrambled egg, layered rest of grits and topped with the cheese. Left in slow cooker on low for 20 mins or so for the raw egg in the grits to cook and set-up. I was very pleased with the result. Putting it all in a crock-pot was key to keeping the grits nice and creamy, and would work well for a brunch buffet, or if everyone can't sit down and eat together right when it comes out of the oven. Otherwise the grits will get cold and yucky. Layering the ingredients makes it look more like the above picture, and we liked being able to actually taste cooked scramble egg in the casserole. If not the egg just dissapears when you mix it raw into the grits. *Note- you must heavily salt the water when it comes to a boil before adding your grits! Otherwise, you will never get them salty enough. Taste them before building your casserole. They need to taste good on their own too. Only drawback to this recipe is the number of pots and pans that you have to dirty :(
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I halved the recipe to decrease the portion size, except did use almost the whole pound of...