Fresh Eggs 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.