Wednesday, April 17, 2019

3 Cheese Bacon, Eggs and Grits Breakfast Pizza

3 Cheese Bacon, Eggs and Grits Breakfast Pizza
This might be the perfect thing for: 
Easter morning, your next lazy morning brunch, Mother's Day, Breakfast for Dinner night
It literally checks all of the boxes AND gets bonus points for being gluten free!

I wasn't totally sure how the grits crust would come out the first time I tried it but I'm so excited to say that it was a home-run on the first try! Once it cools off a little you can literally pick a slice up like a traditional piece of pizza! With a hint of garlic and pepper jack cheese, and the way it gets browned and crisp all around the edges, it's already delicious before you top it with anything.
3 Cheese Bacon, Eggs and Grits Breakfast Pizza
4 slices bacon
1 Tablespoon butter
2 cups whole milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup yellow stone ground grits
2 ounces grated pepper jack cheese

1 Tablespoon butter
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons whole milk
½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning

1 cup shredded cheddar and Monterrey jack cheese blend
1/8 cup sliced green onion
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut bacon into ¼ inch strips and place in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook until crisp, about 10-12 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and reserve the bacon grease into a small measuring cup. 

Place 1 Tablespoon of the grease, the butter, milk, salt and garlic powder into the pan and raise the heat to medium high. Allow the mixture to come up to a simmer and then slowly whisk in the grits. Cook for 5 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and add the pepper jack cheese. 
Brush a large pizza stone or cookie sheet with 2 teaspoons of the reserved bacon grease. Once the cheese has melted and the grits has slightly cooled, whisk in the egg. Pour the mixture onto the prepared stone and using an offset spatula, spread the grits out into a 12-inch round. 
Bake for 25 minutes.

In a small non-stick skillet, melt the butter over low heat. Whisk the eggs, milk and seasoning in a small bowl. Pour the eggs into the melted butter and cook while constantly stirring, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat as soon as the eggs look like they’re coming together. 
Once the crust is ready sprinkle it evenly with the scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon crumbles. Return the pizza to the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. 
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with green onion and serve.
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Look at those crusty crispy edges! It was really hard for me not to pick them all off to snack on!

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