Southern Fried Grit Patties

Leah Stacey


These are a great addition to any breakfast. It has a crunchy outer layer and a soft middle. It is full of spice and flavor.You can switch it up and use ground sausage for the meat or even bacon. I like to fry an egg with mine and eat them together. I also like to eat the patties with maple syrup drizzled on them. Enjoy this tasty little breakfast treat!


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1 1/3 c
quick grits
5 1/3 c
boiling water
3 Tbsp
salt to taste
1 c
andouille sausage, diced
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
garlic powder
green onions, chopped
1/4 c
oil for frying
1 c
1 c
italian bread crumbs


3/4 c
(use more as needed depending on the size of patty you make)

How to Make Southern Fried Grit Patties


  • 1In one quart sauce pot bring water to rolling boil. Add butter and salt. Fold in grits and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until grits are tender stirring occasionally.
  • 2When cooked remove from heat and stir in sausage, cheese, green onions, garlic powder and pepper.
  • 3Pour hot grits into sheet pan with 1 inch lip. Smooth out to 3/4" thickness. Cool overnight in refrigerator.
  • 4The next morning use a round cookie cutter to cut circles.
  • 5Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
  • 6Prepare egg wash: Beat egg and milk together.
  • 7Dip patties into egg wash then flour then egg wash then bread crumbs. Pan fry until golden.
  • 8Drain on a paper towel lined plate.

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About Southern Fried Grit Patties

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern

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