Deep Fried Grit Cakes

Deep Fried Grit Cakes

2 cups Chicken Stock
1 cup Heavy Cream
1.5 tbsp Butter
1 cup Stone Ground Grits
1 cups grated Cheddar Cheese
3 tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese
1-2 Eggs, beaten (1 lg or 2 sm)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp fresh Ground Black Pepper
1/4 cup Cornmeal
1/4 cup Flour
1/2 tbsp Cajun spices
oil for deep frying

In a large sauce pot, bring chicken stock, heavy cream, and butter to a boil. Stir in grits and reduce to medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until grits are cooked and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses, beaten eggs, salt, and pepper. Spread mixture onto a greased sheet pan or cookie sheet and cool completely. Grits may be refrigerated overnight. When cooled, cut grits into desired shape and set aside. Meanwhile, blend cornmeal, flour, and Cajun spices in a shallow baking dish. Heat oil for deep frying to 350º F. Dredge grit cakes in cornmeal mixture and fry in hot oil, turning to brown on both sides. Drain fried grits on paper towels.

Disclaimer: All our recipes were originally designed for much larger batch size. This recipe has been reduced – but not tested at this scale. Please adjust as to your taste and portion size.

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