Savory style.

Saute 1/2 minced onion in butter with 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Add 3 minced garlic cloves.

When onions start to clear, add 3c water or stock, 1c coarse corn grits.
If extra umami desired, add a few shakes of fish sauce.

Simmer until thick and hard to keep from burning (10 min or so).

Add about 1/4 c pine nuts, and 1/4 c thin sliced/shredded romano or parmesan, and stir in.

Pour into a oven-safe bowl lightly greased with olive oil.
brush top with olive oil.

Bake at 375 for about an hour.

Can serve fresh.

Cool and refrigerate, then slice and serve re-heated by pan-reheating in butter or olive oil.

As I recall, when trying to make an easier version, you could pour cream-o-wheat like mixture into a bowl, then microwave intermittently (a minute or so, every few minutes) until it thickens. Then refrigerate, cut and reheat for use.
Aaron Birenboim
Last modified: Thu Apr 4 09:06:46 MDT 2013