Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Save Recipe Print
Breakfast in a Cup
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
1 cup serving, plus extra grits
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
1 cup serving, plus extra grits
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the grits:
For the scrambled eggs:
For the poached eggs:
For the crumbled sausage:

Directions

For the grits:

Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup quick grits, stir immediately and reduce the heat, then bring back to boil. Add butter and stir. Reduce the heat and simmer. Let cook approximately 4 minutes, then stir in half-and-half to desired creaminess. Cook grits to taste, up to 30 minutes. ;

For the scrambled eggs:

Have pan heating on stovetop over medium-high heat. Crack 2 eggs into a bowl. Add salt and pepper, water and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Whisk together. Add butter to pan. Pour in egg mixture and use spoon to scramble. ;

For the poached eggs:

Have water boiling in a large pot on stove. Add a sprinkle of salt and 1 tablespoon of vinegar to water. Use spoon to swirl water and drop egg into the middle. Cook for approximately 3 minutes for an over-medium egg. Remove from water. Allow water to drain off the egg before serving. 

For the crumbled sausage:

Prepare according to package instructions. ;

To assemble:

Spoon grits into mug, about 2/3 full. Spoon sausage on top of grits. Add poached or scrambled egg. Sprinkle cheese on top then garnish with parsley. ;

Cook's Note

*Vinegar helps the egg to hold its shape by causing the outer layer of the egg white to congeal faster. ;

More from:

Breakfast

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cheesy Breakfast Cups

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Bobby's Light Breakfast in a Cup

Avocado-Tomato Breakfast Tot Cups

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Browse Reviews By Keyword