Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fried Grits!!

My cousin Ashley is always posting on her blog different things that she likes to cook or make in the kitchen.  I thought I would give it my best manly try!!  A little old lady in St. Simon's Island, Georgia showed this to me and I have been blessed ever since.

Us Southerners will somehow find a way to fry just about anything.  If you can batter it up, you can drop it in some hot grease and make it taste good!  This recipe does not require any grease, it just requires some left over grits! 

In this part of the country if you fry doves or quail, it is a requirement that a pot of cheese grits not be too far away.  (if you don't know what grits are you can stop reading right now)  The only problem with grits is that you always prepare too much and have half a pot left over.  DON'T throw those grits out!!!  Take those left over grits and pour them into a Solo cup, pack them down, cover with tin foil and place in the fridge overnight.

The next morning, grab your frying pan and a jug of butter.  Shake the grits out of the cup being careful to maintain the shape of the cup.  Slice the grits into 3/4 inch patties.  Butter you frying pan and get it simmering.  Drop your grit patties onto the pan and back up!  You are basically frying water so there will be a lot of popping going on as you are searing the bottom of your grit patty.  Once you have browned the bottom of you grits, place more butter on top and flip them over.  Step back again and wait.  Once brown on both sides, remover from pan, salt and pepper, pour your coffee, jelly your toast and enjoy!!

So simple, yet so good!  The kids even like them!

Let me know what you think!


CHERI said...

Aren't you glad I save you my leftover grits???


One of my daughters lives in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The last time I had any grits was in 1994 on one of our visits to her home. Maybe I just got some bad grits but I have to say I don't care much for grits.

I did a lot of bird hunting when I was younger but probably wouldn't be able to hit the broad side of a barn now days :-)

I added myself to follow your blog and you are welcome to follow mine if you want to.


Ashlee said...

Sounds yummy!