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Bacon Grits Fritters


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Fritters made from grits, loaded with bacon and cheddar cheese. These are so easy to make, and even easier to eat. You should probably double the recipe for get-togethers.

Recipe Stats

Total Time: 4 hours, 25 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 16 (32 fritters)

Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (8 slices) cooked and finely crumbled bacon
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil
Directions
    1. Prepare grits according to package directions, using 4 cups milk and 1 teaspoon salt.
    2. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in cheese, bacon, onion, and ground pepper; mix until blended and cheese is melted.
    4. Spoon mixture into a lightly-greased 8-inch square baking dish; chill for at least 4 hours.
    5. Roll grits mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls.
    6. Whisk together eggs and 1/4 cup water.
    7. Dip balls in egg wash, then roll in breadcrumbs.
    8. In a large, deep skillet, pour oil to depth of 3 inches; heat over medium-high heat to 350 degrees.
    9. Fry fritters, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
    10. Drain on paper towels.
    11. Serve warm, with your favorite dressing (we recommend Ranch).

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