Fried Grit Cakes

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Us Southerners love our grits.  We also love fried food. So this is a happy little Southern marriage made just for your mouth. How bout that! Great side dish for dinner.


  • 1 cup quick cooking grits
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp slap ya mama cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cheddar jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced


  • Cook grits according to directions using 4 cups of milk and 1 tsp of salt.
  • Remove from heat and add all other ingredients. 
  • Place parchment paper in a 8X11 dish and spread the grits out in the pan.
  • Let cool for 3-6 hours 

Prepare for frying:

Egg Mixture 

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp water

Breadcrumb mixture

  • 3 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp slap ya mama cajun seasoning 
  • Canola Oil for frying (just cover the bottom of the pan)


  • In a bowl whisk together eggs and 2 tbsp water.
  • Place the bread crumbs and tony's seasoning in a separate bowl.
  • Cut out grits with a biscuit cutter. 
  • Dip the grits cutout in the egg mixture and then into the panko mixture. 
  • Oil should be 350 degrees. 
  • Fry each side of grits until golden in color.