Southern Fried Grit Patties

★★★★★ 7 Reviews
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By Leah Stacey
from Huntsville, AL

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!

method Pan Fry

Ingredients

  •   1 1/3 c
    quick grits
  •   5 1/3 c
    boiling water
  •   3 Tbsp
    butter
  •  
    salt to taste
  •   1 c
    andouille sausage, diced
  •   1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  •   1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  •   1 tsp
    garlic powder
  •   2
    green onions, chopped
  •   1/4 c
    oil for frying
  •   1 c
    flour
  •   1 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • EGG WASH
  •   1
    egg
  •   3/4 c
    milk
  •  
    (use more as needed depending on the size of patty you make)
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How To Make

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