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Bacon and Grits Fritters

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Bacon and Grits Fritters
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Servings 32
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Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs provide a wonderful addition to these bacon and grits fritters – a tasty appetizer to treat your guests.
Updated Jun 23, 2014

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

150 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Total Fat
11g
0%
Saturated Fat
3g
0%
Sodium
170mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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