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Panko-Breaded Fried Grits Cakes Recipe

Panko-Breaded Fried Grits Cakes


Panko-breaded and pan-fried, these golden and crispy grits cakes make a great side dish, appetizer, or breakfast alternative.


  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked grits (such as Bob's Red Mill®)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup butter


  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a pot over high heat. Add grits and reduce heat to low. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour grits into a greased loaf pan and let cool slightly, 10 to 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour to overnight.
  3. Remove chilled grits from the pan and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Place beaten eggs into a shallow dish and panko bread crumbs in another; dip each slice of grits into eggs, followed by bread crumbs.
  4. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry breaded grits slices in the hot butter until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Season with salt.

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Nutritional Information

Panko-Breaded Fried Grits Cakes

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 350.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 16 %
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
fat: 29 %
saturated fat: 53 %
cholesterol: 45 %
vitamin a iu: 12 %
niacin equivalents: 24 %
vitamin b6: 6 %
vitamin c:
folate: 23 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 11 %
magnesium: 6 %
potassium: 3 %
sodium: 14 %
thiamin: 27 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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