Goat Cheese Grits with Red Eye Gravy, Country Ham, and a Fried Egg

 

This is slightly elevated diner food, an updated classic if you will. The creamy, slightly sweet, tangy grits along with salty ham, coffee gravy, and the ever perfect sunny side up egg result in the quintessential southern breakfast, but don't feel married to breakfast -- this meal is good for invoking the laid back vibe of a diner any time of day.

What you will need

4 cups goat's milk (whole cow's milk will do)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup grits

1/2 cup goat cheese

1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)

3 tablespoons butter, plus extra as needed for frying

4 thin slices country ham

1/2 cup brewed coffee

4 eggs

2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional)

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