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Cheesy Fried Grits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Randy Brengle
Added: Monday, September 4, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tsp. unsalted butter
5 c. water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 c. old fashioned grits
1 c. grated white cheddar
3 T. chopped green onions (scallions)
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. Emeril’s Essence
2 large eggs
1/2 c. whole milk
1/2 c. to 1 c. vegetable oil, for pan frying

Directions:
Directions:
Grease an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with the butter and set aside. In a large, heavy saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Slowly add the grits, salt and pepper, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, add the cheese, green onions, and garlic, and adjust the seasoning to taste. Turn out the mixture onto the prepared baking dish and using an offset cake spreader or rubber spatula, spread evenly across the bottom.

Refrigerate until completely cooled and firm, at least 1 hour. Cut the grits into squares and refrigerate until ready to work.

In a large, heavy skillet or sauté pan, heat 1/2 c. of the oil to 350º F. Combine the flour and Essence in a shallow dish. Combine the eggs and milk in another shallow dish, whisking to combine.

Dredge the squares in the seasoned flour, dip into the egg wash, and then back into the flour, 1 at a time. Fry in batches, turning, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes, adding more oil as necessary.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season fried grits lightly with Essence.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes, cook time 2 hours 45 minutes

 

 

 

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