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For some Americans, the 4th of July is the pinnacle of summer. A day off from work, great weather (hopefully), and time with family and friends.

To Scott Hutcheson, the 4th is all about community.

Baked Grits with Cheddar and Roasted Jalapeño

  • 6 jalapeño, whole
  • 1-1/2 cup grits
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 pound shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 dashes of hot pepper sauce (i.e., Frank’s Redhot)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place the jalapeño on a small baking dish. Roast for 30 minutes.  While those are roasting, bring 6 cups of water to boil and stir in grits. Reduce heat to low and follow the instructions on the package of grits. This will be about 5 minutes for instant grits but I prefer the regular grits which can take 40 minutes. Once the grits are cooked, add in the butter and cheese, stirring to melt and combine.

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