CHEESY FRIED GRIT CAKES
SOUTHERN COMFORT FOOD
INGREDIENTS: – 2 cups milk – 2 cups water – ¼ teaspoon salt – 1 cup instant grits – ½ teaspoon pepper – ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 3 eggs – 2 tablespoons milk – 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs – 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning – Oil for frying
1. Heat milk, water, and salt over medium high heat. 2. When the milk begins to simmer, reduce heat and stir in the grits. Cover and cook 5 minutes. 3. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheese. 4. Spread the mixture into a baking dish and chill for 3 hours. 5. When ready to fry, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 6. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a shallow dish. In a separate dish, mix together the breadcrumbs and Creole seasoning. 7. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the grits. 8. Dip each grits cake in the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat the process again, dipping in the egg mixture and then breadcrumbs. 9. Place the coated grits cakes in the hot oil and cook each side until browned, between two and three minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to cool slightly before serving.
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