Follow this step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for making our Southern Fried Grits recipe. If you’ve never tried them, I’m sure you’ll be just as surprised as I was the first time I ever tasted them. It’s certainly not going to be what you think or expect….especially when you top them with syrup. Grits and syrup? Oh yes. Perfect for breakfast as a main dish or just a side dish. Go ahead….give them a try.
I know what you’re thinking. How in the world can you possibly think that frying grits and, topping them with maple syrup, can in any way taste good? Not to worry, you really aren’t going to believe me until you actually give them a try yourself. It’s “what to do, ” the next time you have some leftover grits but, I bet you’ll soon be making EXTRA grits just so you can prepare them again.
It happens often, you make a pot of grits but end up with a little leftover at the end of the meal. Don’t throw them away, save them following the instructions below and fry them up the next morning for a delicious side dish with some bacon and eggs. You can serve them plain but, they’ll be even better when you drizzle some maple syrup over the top.
I had cooked up some grits one morning not too long ago for myself but made a little more than I could devour. It’s not the first time, I just seem to do it often. I hate to admit it but, normally I’d just scrape them out into the trash can and throw them away. On this particular day though, I got busy with something else and the grits stayed in the pot on the top of the stove for a couple of hours. Naturally, they hardened up into one big mass in the bottom. I was using the last of some locally stone ground grits I had on hand and I hated to see them go to waste.
I wondered if they could be warmed up just like they were so, I stuck them in the refrigerator for the next day. Afterwards, I searched the Internet and found that Fried Grits were an old southern tradition that I’d never been exposed to. I’d never heard of them let alone tried them. Then, I saw that they were often served fried with maple syrup poured over the top. What….maple syrup? It just didn’t sound appetizing at all. I love grits but, I’m sorry, I just didn’t think they could be any good topped with syrup. Boy, was I ever in for a surprise.
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