Prep & Cook Time:45 min - 1 hour.
Charleston Grit Cake
Combine grits and 2 ½ cups water in medium saucepan. Let grits stand 8 - -10 minutes.
Skim kernels from the top then bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add butter and simmer 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a sauté pan, cook the pork on medium heat until crispy.
Add onion and cook 5 more minutes.
Drain and safely discard the bacon grease.
Add bacon and onion mixture to the hot grits.
Add cheese and scallions, mix thoroughly.
Spread grits out in a 2 quart casserole dish and cool in the fridge (preferably overnight).
Once cooled, remove from dish and cut desired shape and place on a baking pan.
Reheat in the oven 12-15 minutes at 350oF.