Grit cakes

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Water
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Grits
4 tablespoons Butter
¼ pounds Sharp cheddar cheese
Cayenne pepper
1 Egg, beaten
Coating
Flour
2 Beaten eggs
Bread crumbs
Finishing:
Butter or olive oil for
Sauteing

Boil water and add salt. Slowly stir in grits. Cook until thick.

Remove from heat and add butter, cheese, cayenne and beaten egg. Set aside to cool slightly, then refrigerate. When the mixture is cold, form into patties about 4-inches across and 1inch thick. Place flour on a wide plate, eggs in another plate and crumbs in another plate.

Dip patties first into flour, then into eggs, then cover with bread crumbs. Chill 30 minutes or up to overnight. Heat butter or olive oil in a saucepan and saute grit cakes until golden brown on both sides.

Yield: 6 grit cakes

CHEF DU JOUR KATHY CARY/DREW NIEPORENT SHOW #DJ9433

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