Cheese & Jalapeno Grit Fritters Recipe

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Cheese & Jalapeno Grit Fritters

Theresa Burgess

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Serves:

32 pieces

Prep:

4 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
chicken broth
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 c
onion, minced
1 c
grits, white, old fashioned
4 oz
cheddar cheese, shredded, extra sharp
1 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
jalapeno peppers pickled, minced
1/2 c
bacon, cooked, chopped
3 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
2
eggs
1/4 c
water
1 1/2 c
panko bread crumbs
vegetable oil for frying
sweet chili sauce (optional)
cajun mayonnaise (optional) recipe at bottom

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium saucepan add 1 tablespoon oil and minced onion. Cook until translucent. Add minced jalapenos and cook for 2 minutes. Next add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add the garlic and slowly stir in the grits. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, until the grits are tender, 20 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheese, bacon, butter and cream. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
2
Cool mixture and refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to 24 hours.
3
Remove grit mixture from the refrigerator. Roll grits into 1 1/2-inch balls. Whisk together eggs and water. Dip balls in egg wash, and roll in breadcrumbs.
4
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 with sweet chili sauce or Cajun 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 with Sweet Chili Sauce or Cajun Mayonnaise . (recipe below)
5
Cajun Mayonnaise:
1/2 cup, finely chopped celery
1/2 cup, finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
1/4 lemon juice
2 tablespoons, catsup
2 tablespoons, Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon, prepared mustard
1 tablespoon, white vinegar
1 tablespoon, Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon, minced garlic
2 teaspoons, sweet paprika
1 teaspoon, salt

Mix all ingredients well and chill.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American