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Crispy Grits Fritters

We call these "gritters" in our house, but I did not want to confuse you, I just want to introduce you to something delicious! I'm not a huge fan of eating grits with a spoon from a bowl, but I do love these rolled up versions. These fritters are super creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are awesome little snacks, and great appetizers for parties.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chill time

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

Steps:

  1. Cook grits to package directions with milk or water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, bacon, green onions, corn, black peppers, chili powder, and garlic powder.
  2. Pour into a large lightly greased baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in fridge at least 1 hour.
  3. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Stir in a few tablespoons of water.
  4. Place eggs next to a bowl of Panko crumbs so you have your dunking station ready.
  5. Roll some of the grits mixture into a little ball.
  6. Submerge ball into egg, letting any excess drip off, then roll in Panko crumbs. Repeat.
  7. Add a couple inches of oil to a deep skillet and bring to 350 F. Fry the balls in small batches for a few minutes, until golden brown all over.
  8. Allow fritters to drain on a paper towel lined plate. Serve warm. My family likes this as is, I like mine with a simple spicy-sweet sauce made of Sriracha, mayonnaise, and honey.
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August 3, 20190 found this helpful

Best looking appetizer I've seen in a while! I do something very similar with rice. But these... these look so good! Thanks for posting!

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August 4, 20190 found this helpful

Ooo I love rice ones, as well. You're so welcome!

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August 4, 20190 found this helpful

Just shared this with hubby!! YUM!!! I adore grits and this takes them to a new level!! When you are doing a cook book???? I want an autographed copy!! You have my vote!

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August 4, 20190 found this helpful

YAY! I'm working on one, I really am!

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You will get your copy :D Thanks for reading and trying my recipes on here-- really makes me happy!

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August 4, 20190 found this helpful

I tried these today, making the grits mixture up hours ahead of time and letting it sit in the fridge until ready to roll the balls and cook, which was convenient. Only changes made were omitting the corn, using chives instead of onions because that's what I had on hand and using paprika instead of chili powder for personal preference. Also I added in a little parmesan cheese in place of some of the cheddar because I love parmesan with grits. These were excellent! Thanks for an unusual and versatile recipe!

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August 4, 20190 found this helpful

FANTASTIC!! I love a good success story! Excellent that it worked well with your substitutions. :D

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August 5, 20190 found this helpful

How cute Attosa that you call those "gritters" at home hehehe

I had my "first grits" about a month ago, never had eaten them before, and got them accidentally actually from a grocery store order, and they're good.

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(I didn't know what to do with them initially) and my hubby had them before so he said just cook them and put butter on them with salt and pep, and I liked! :)

And now to see YOUR recipe using the (I think the same kind, instant grits - Quaker Oats brand?) I now have another way to
prepare them. I really like what you've done with them.

Your picture is beautiful of your Grit Fritters, and I'm sure with the crunchy outside and the dipping sauce, they're extra yummy!

Thank you for the recipe Attosa!

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August 5, 20190 found this helpful

Suz!! Yes to the Quaker Oats! Are we twinning again? I think so! My very first grits was exactly a year ago on a hot summer trip to Las Vegas. I thought I was the only one who had not had them until my adult life! High five, woman!!! Please do try these out-- I think you guys will adore them! :)

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August 6, 20190 found this helpful

Attosa :) YES, we really are "twinning again", hehehe

Too funny also that you thought you were the only one who'd not had grits, *I thought the same about myself too* like where have I been, and I don't know why I hadn't had them, haha :)

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Yes, we'll have these soon, and I know you're right that we'll enjoy them. High five Attosa!!! :) hehe

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August 6, 20190 found this helpful

How do you like to have them now? If I'm going to have them from a bowl, it has to be with lots of cheese :D and probably corn kernels :D Okay, I just want them as fritters ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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August 5, 20190 found this helpful

These sound yummy!
Will have to give these a try very soon.
Are you sure you're not from "down south"??

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August 5, 20190 found this helpful

Hahaha I am sure but now that I'm making southern foods, I want to get acquainted with more of these types of ingredients. YUM!!!

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August 6, 20190 found this helpful

How about fried cornbread?

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August 6, 20190 found this helpful

NEVER. HAD. :o
I'm going to try to make that ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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August 7, 20190 found this helpful

looks so yummy.. you never fail to amaze me .. very nicely done as always!

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August 8, 20190 found this helpful

Aw thank you, Katrine! These are definitely one of my favourite treats! :)

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