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Eggs over garlic cheddar grits

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Main Ingredient Eggs; Grits
Category Eggs; Rice & Grains
Meal Breakfast; Brunch
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Heart Healthy; High Protein; Gluten Free; Vegetarian


  • 2 1/2 cups hot cooked grits 

  • 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese 

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

  • Cooking spray 

  • 4 large eggs, divided

  • 1/2 cup ice cubes, divided

  • Chopped chives (optional)



  • In a large bowl, mix grits, cheddar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cover bowl to keep warm.

  • Coat a small skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Break two eggs in skillet. When the egg whites begin to set, at 1/4 cup of ice cubes to pan. Cook eggs with ice cubes for an additional 2 minutes. Remove both eggs from skillet, and cook the remaining two eggs following the same procedure.

  • Put 2/3 cups of grits into four bowls and top with an egg. Garnish with black pepper and chives.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 184 cal

  • Total fat: 7g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 217mg

  • Sodium: 474mg

  • Carbohydrate: 20g

  • Fiber: <1g

  • Protein: 10g