Bacon-Grits Fritters

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Grits are treasured like gold in the South. These Bacon-Grits Fritters are the perfect Southern delicacy to introduce to your family and friends. Watch them quickly disappear!

Yield: Makes about 32
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 35 Minutes
Total: 4 Hours, 40 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked and finely crumbled bacon (about 8 slices)
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
  • Vegetable oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Prepare grits according to package directions, using 4 cups milk and 1 tsp. salt. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and next 3 ingredients, stirring until cheese is melted. Spoon mixture into a lightly-greased 8-inch square baking dish or pan, and chill 4 to 24 hours.
  2. 2. Roll grits into 1 1/2-inch balls. Whisk together eggs and 1/4 cup water. Dip balls in egg wash, and roll in breadcrumbs.
  3. 3. Pour oil to depth of 3 inches in a large, heavy skillet; heat over medium-high heat to 350°. Fry fritters, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Keep fritters warm on a wire rack in a pan in a 225° oven up to 30 minutes. Serve warm.
  4. Make ahead: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill in a single layer up to 4 hours. Fry as directed. You may also prepare through Step 2 and freeze on a baking sheet for 30 minutes or until firm. Transfer to a zip-top plastic bag, and freeze. Cook frozen fritters as directed in Step 3, increasing cooking time to 5 to 6 minutes or until golden and centers are thoroughly heated.
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