Ham and Grits Quiche with wild mushrooms

One of todays many projects is making something for the family potluck later this afternoon.  Since my wife is making a dessert I have to make something not so sweet to balance it out.  (yes it is one of my odd quirks).  So today I am making one of my favorite dishes to take.  It combines two of my favorite foods together, ham and grits.  This is a very simple recipe and you can make it for any meal, and not just breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hot cooked grits
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces ham cut into cubes
  • 1 9″ frozen deep dish pie crust
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup wild mushrooms (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375F.  Combine the cooked grits and butter,  stir the mix until the butter is fully melted and the grits are smooth and creamy.  Add in the ham cubes and mix up.  Then pour the mix into the bottom of the pie shell and set aside. In a bowl beat together the eggs, whipping cream, pepper, and cheese.  You can add mushrooms to the egg mix if you are including them. The nice thing about this is that the eggs are organic brown eggs from my father and the cheese is one of the ones i made.  Now pour the egg mix over the grits and back until a knife inserted comes out clean.  Usually 30-40 minutes. Let cool for five minutes and serve.

ham, grits, and butter in the pie crust.
ham, grits, and butter in the pie crust.
Final product.  Lots of egg, cheese, and grits goodness
Final product. Lots of egg, cheese, and grits goodness