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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Pan Fry


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)


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.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern