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Bacon-Grits Fritters Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jackie Sneed

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
4 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded extra-sharp white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cooked and finely crumbled bacon (about 6 slices )
2 green onions, minced
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs
3 cups Japanese bread crumbs (Panko)
Vegetable oil for frying

Directions:
Directions:
Prepare grits according to package directions, using 4. cups of milk and 1 tsp salt. Remove from heat, let stand 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and next 3 ingredients, stirring until cheese is melted.
Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 8 in square baking dish and chill from 4-24 hours.

Roll the grits mix into 1& 1/2 inch balls, Whisk together eggs and 1/4 cup water. Did balls in egg wash, and roll in bread crumbs

Pour cooking oil to depth of 3 inches in a large heavy skillet-- heat over medium hight to 350
Fry the fritters in batches, 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Crain on paper towels. Keep the fritters warm on a wire rack set into cookie sheet or broiler pan in a 225 oven until all are cooked or up to 30 minutes.
Serve warm.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 32 fritters--4 per serving
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 minutes, hands-on, plus resting time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are easy to make and go perfectly with fried chicken or fish.
Reminiscent of the old. southern hush-puppies, but with more flavor.

 

 

 

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