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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fresh Eggs Baked with Grits and Ham

What a nice way to start the weekend. If you can't get hold of country ham, you can use "regular", but you'll miss the smoky flavor. A little fresh ground black pepper may help make up the difference.

Fresh Eggs With Grits and Ham
serves 4
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about 4 cups cooled cooked grits
Salt to taste, be careful if using country ham
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
3/4-1 cup chopped cooked country ham
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 35o degrees F.

Prepare grits according to package direction, remove from heat and set aside to cool for about 3-5 minutes.

While grits are cooling, combine the salt, eggs, milk, ham, butter, and cheese in a medium bowl and mix well.

Stir the egg-ham mixture into the cooled grits, mix well, then turn into a well-buttered 1 1/2 quart well buttered casserole. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is lightly puffed. Allow to stand a few minutes before serving.


  1. I didn't think there was anything "new" to do with ham, eggs and grits, but I have never heard of this. I can't wait to try it though.

  2. I so appreciated your comment on my blog yesterdsay, Bev. Made me smile.

    And I made Runzas yesterday with my new calzone press (a cheapie I bought online, but it works great!)

  3. i know what i am making for breakfast next weekend. actually, i wish i had some of this right now! time to use that ham that has been in the fridge for so long!

  4. I have never eaten grits, polenta (firm) yes but never grits. Something new to try.

  5. My ears perk up anytime I see the word Runzas. Is there any way to fill me in on what I missed on this topic?


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