Bacon ’n Grits Fritters

Bacon ’n Grits Fritters

Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs provide a wonderful addition to these bacon and grits fritters – a tasty appetizer to treat your guests.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

4:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

32

servings

4
cups milk
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup uncooked quick-cooking corn grits
1 1/2
cups shredded extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1/2
cup crisply cooked, crumbled bacon (about 8 slices)
2
medium green onions, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
eggs
1/4
cup water
3
cups Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and salt to boiling. Gradually add grits, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Add cheese, bacon, onions and pepper; stir until cheese is melted. Spoon mixture into pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  2. Shape grits into 1 1/2-inch balls. In small bowl, beat eggs and water with whisk or fork. Place bread crumbs in medium bowl. Dip balls in egg mixture, then roll in bread crumbs.
  3. In deep fryer or heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat 3 inches oil over medium-high heat (350°F). Fry fritters, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place on metal cooling rack in baking pan and keep warm in 225°F oven up to 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 32 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make-Ahead Tip
Prepare recipe as directed through step 2. Place fritters in single layer on cookie sheet. Cover; refrigerate up to 4 hours, or freeze 30 minutes or until firm, and then transfer to freezer plastic bags. Fry as directed, adding 2 to 3 minutes cooking time for frozen fritters to ensure the centers are thoroughly heated.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 150
    • Total Fat 11g
      • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
    • Sodium 170mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 9g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Protein 4g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.