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Monday, January 12, 2015

Bacon And Cheddar Grits Quiche


Southern Living Magazine New Recipe: You Know Grits Are A Southern Thing....


Bacon And Cheddar Grits Quiche {Breakfast Or Supper}


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In this recipe southern living use stone ground grits. one thing I surely find out about stone ground grits they are a southern thing. these grits are ground in the Carolinas and course-ground the old fashioned way.

They are place between the granite stones of an antique Meadows grist mill. this way make these grits rich in taste and thick and creamy texture.

 I all so find out the longer you cook stone ground the creamier they get.

Recipe

6   thick bacon slices  

2 1/4 cups  milk  

2 tablespoons  butter  

1/2 cup  uncooked stone-ground grits  

2 teaspoons  kosher salt, divided  

1 teaspoon  black pepper, divided  

2 1/2 cups  shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided  

6   large eggs  

2 1/2 cups  half-and-half  

1 cup  heavy cream  

1/3 cup  sliced green onions  

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble. Transfer 2 tsp. bacon drippings to a saucepan.
2. Bring drippings, milk, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Gradually whisk in grits, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper; cook, whisking constantly, 15 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 egg; spread in a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set and browned. Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese over warm grits, spreading to edges. Let stand 15 minutes.
4. Reduce oven temperature to 325°. Combine half-and-half, cream, onions, and remaining 5 eggs, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Pour over grits; sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet.
5. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly browned and just set. Let stand 20 minutes. Run a sharp knife around edges of quiche; remove sides of pan.


If you cannot find stone ground grits in a store buy online