Ham, Egg & Grits Breakfast Casserole
A Southern favorite.
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1/2 pound Kentucky Legend Diced & Cubed Ham
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup prepared grits
- 4 large eggs
- In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and brown ham for 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour, pepper and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add cheese, stirring until blended.
- Add ham and half of the cheese sauce to cooked grits.
- Pour mixture into lightly greased casserole. With back of a large serving spoon, make 4 indentations in grits. Break an egg into each indentation.
- Bake at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes, or until eggs are fully cooked.
- Reheat remaining cheese sauce to serve over top of grits and eggs.
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