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Rustic Sausage & Grits Egg Skillet

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Enjoy a little southern warmth bright and early with this rustic breakfast recipe—savory, hometown fresh sausage links baked in a cast iron View More expand_more

Enjoy a little southern warmth bright and early with this rustic breakfast recipe—savory, hometown fresh sausage links baked in a cast iron skillet quiche-style with cheesy stone-ground grits, eggs, heavy cream, tangy cheddar cheese, green onions, and a dash of cayenne. Good morning, indeed!

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Rustic Sausage & Grits Egg Skillet
alarm
Total Time:
1 hr
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
3 Servings

Ingredients


Meat

Product ImageHometown Original Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 8 Smithfield Hometown Original Breakfast Sausage Links8

Grits Layer

  • 2 1/4 Cups Milk2 1/4 Cups
  • 2 Tbsps. Butter2 Tbsps.
  • 1/2 Cup Stone-Ground Grits1/2 Cup
  • 1 Tsp. Salt1 Tsp.
  • 1/2 Tsp. Pepper1/2 Tsp.
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese1 Cup
  • 1 Egg1

Quiche Layer

  • 6 Eggs6
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream1/4 Cup
  • 1/4 Cup Milk1/4 Cup
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt1/2 Tsp.
  • 1/4 Tsp. Pepper1/4 Tsp.
  • 3/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese3/4 Cup
  • 1/3 Cup Green Onions, Sliced1/3 Cup
  • Dash Of Red Cayenne Pepper

Instructions


  1. To make the grits, heat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a saucepan, bring milk and butter to a boil over medium-low heat. Whisk in the stone-ground grits, salt and pepper. Cook and stir constantly for 8-10 minutes or until very thick.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of Cheddar cheese and 1 egg. Allow to rest for 10 minutes while you heat the cast-iron skillet.

  4. Grease a cast-iron skillet with vegetable shortening and place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the skillet and add the grits, spreading to cover the bottom. Return skillet to oven and bake for 25 minutes.

  5. To make the quiche, while the grits bake, cook the sausage links on a griddle or skillet as directed on the package. Remove to drain on paper towels.

  6. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, heavy cream, milk, salt and pepper together. Stir in cheese.

  7. Remove grits from oven and reduce the temperature to 325°F.

  8. Arrange sausage links on top of grits in wagon wheel pattern. (If you prefer, you may chop the sausage links and sprinkle all over top instead.) Pour the egg mixture evenly over top and sprinkle with the green onions and a dash of red cayenne pepper.

  9. Return to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until set. Allow to set for 10 minutes before serving.

For the Love of Meat

Ingredients


Meat

  • 8 Smithfield Hometown Original Breakfast Sausage Links8

Grits Layer

  • 2 1/4 Cups Milk2 1/4 Cups
  • 2 Tbsps. Butter2 Tbsps.
  • 1/2 Cup Stone-Ground Grits1/2 Cup
  • 1 Tsp. Salt1 Tsp.
  • 1/2 Tsp. Pepper1/2 Tsp.
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese1 Cup
  • 1 Egg1

Quiche Layer

  • 6 Eggs6
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream1/4 Cup
  • 1/4 Cup Milk1/4 Cup
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt1/2 Tsp.
  • 1/4 Tsp. Pepper1/4 Tsp.
  • 3/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese3/4 Cup
  • 1/3 Cup Green Onions, Sliced1/3 Cup
  • Dash Of Red Cayenne Pepper

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