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Grit Cakes

Florida recipes grit cakes

Grit Cakes

When you are below the Mason-Dixon line you eat grits! Grits are as southern as pecan pie!


  • 6 qt. Pot, 13 x 18 sheet pan


  • 2 cups Grits or cornmeal
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 1/2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granualted garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 cups medium sharp cheddar cheese ( or sharp, if desired)


  • Bring the lquids (milk, chicken stock) to a simmer (not a boil) in a large pan.
  • Add grits and butter.
  • Whisk slowly to keep from burning or sticking to pan.
  • Add seasonings as the mixture starts to thicken. Add cheese when mixture is the texture of pancake batter.
  • Mix until cheese is completely melted and remove from heat.
  • Spread mixture on a 13X18 sheet pan. Should be about 1/2 inch deep.
  • Refrigerate until set. (about 2 hours). Cut with cookie cutter into pucks about 21/2 inches.
  • You can roll in flour and fry in pan, iron skillet or batter and deep fry!
  • This recipe is courtesy of Maggie Mae's Waterfront, Clearwater Beach, Florida.


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