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Crispy and Creamy Bacon-Cheddar Grits Quiche

Crispy and Creamy Bacon-Cheddar Grits Quiche

Crispy and Creamy Bacon-Cheddar Grits Quiche
Crispy and Creamy Bacon-Cheddar Grits Quiche
Crispy and Creamy Bacon-Cheddar Grits Quiche
 
Crispy and Creamy Bacon-Cheddar Grits Quiche
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Ingredients
  • 6 thick bacon slices
  • 2 ¼ c. milk
  • 2 T. butter
  • ½ c. uncooked stone-ground grits
  • 2 t. salt, divided
  • 2 t. black pepper, divided
  • 2 ½ c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 ½ c. half and half
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • ⅓ c. chopped green onions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350.
  2. Cook bacon in skillet over medium until crispy.
  3. Remove bacon, drain and crumble. Transfer 1 T. bacon drippings to a saucepan.
  4. Bring drippings, milk and butter to boil and gradually whisk in grits, 1 t. salt and 1 t. pepper. Cook, whisking constantly, 15 minutes or until thick.
  5. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 c. cheese, let stand 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in 1 egg and then spread mixture into 9” springform pan that has been sprayed with PAM.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until set and browned.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese over warm grits, spreading to the edges. Let stand 15 minutes.
  9. Reduce oven to 325.
  10. Combine half and half, cream, onions and remaining 5 eggs, 1 t. salt and 1 t. pepper.
  11. Pour over grits and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
  12. Place pan on foil-lined baking sheet.
  13. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly browned and just set.
  14. Let stand 20 minutes.
  15. Run sharp knife around edges of quiche and remove sides of pan
  16. Slice to serve and garnish with chopped green onions.
 

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