¼ cup of finely chopped yellow onion.4 ½ cups of water.1 ½ cups of uncooked yellow stone ground grits.1 (8 oz) package of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese.1 (8 oz) package of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.1 cup of fresh corn kernels.¼ tsp of black pepper.2 tbsps of salted butter.2 tsps of minced garlic.1 tsp of table salt.2 (8 oz) package of cubed boneless ham, drained and patted dry.1 cup of whole milk.1 ½ tsps of chopped fresh thyme.4 large lightly beaten eggs.
In a dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
Mix in the water and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Mix in the grits and ham and return to boil.
Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until thickened.
Mix in the milk, corn, thyme, pepper and eggs and transfer to a baking dish.
In a preheated oven to 350° bake for 50 to 60 minutes and let stand before enjoying!