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Shrimp and Grit cakes.

xray

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Ever since I made these Shrimp and Grits and fried up grit cakes with the leftovers, I've been wanting to fuse the two. They came out delicious but I felt the extra step of making the grits, cooling them, cutting and then frying them up was too much effort for what it was.

I'd prefer to just make the grits as is and enjoy the leftovers by themselves. Since I made it, I figured I may as well show it. But next time, I won't mess with tradition again!

Grits were cooked with chicken stock. When finished, I grated a 1/2lb. block of smoked extra sharp cheddar, heavy cream and butter.
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All melted and combined.
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After having a bit for breakfast (I made these the morning of), the rest of the grits where spread out on a cookie sheet and refrigerated.
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When it was time to fry the grit cakes. I used a plastic cup and cut out 6 circles. They were lightly dredged in flour and black pepper. Used a pound of shrimp and added blackening seasoning.
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Everything went together so quickly that I didn't get pics of the grit cakes being made. Shrimp is finished.
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Dinner is served.
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Thanks for looking,

Joe
 

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Good looking shreemps, Joe. Never tried fried grit cakes, but I can imagine where the grits would be better out the pan. Gotta be dry and grainy fried, I would think.

Bet the shrimps would be good on an English muffin.
 

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Looks fantastic Joe. You have some magazine style plating there too. Very nice.
 

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Good looking shreemps, Joe. Never tried fried grit cakes, but I can imagine where the grits would be better out the pan. Gotta be dry and grainy fried, I would think.

Bet the shrimps would be good on an English muffin.
Actually Jack, it’s quite the opposite. The grits are soft, cheesy with a crispy exterior. They’re just awesome on their own, that why I wanted to make the shrimp this way.

But it was just too much effort for a minimal gain. I’d rather make the grits, eat dinner and wake up to fry the cake for breakfast.

I’m sure the load of cheese, butter and cream helps! Lol.

Thank you again.


Looks good.
Thank you!


Looks fantastic Joe. You have some magazine style plating there too. Very nice.
Thanks Jeff, that’s quite a compliment from you considering how well your plates are...I have a ways to go before I can run with the big boys!
 

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Ever since I made these Shrimp and Grits and fried up grit cakes with the leftovers, I've been wanting to fuse the two. They came out delicious but I felt the extra step of making the grits, cooling them, cutting and then frying them up was too much effort for what it was.

I'd prefer to just make the grits as is and enjoy the leftovers by themselves. Since I made it, I figured I may as well show it. But next time, I won't mess with tradition again!

Grits were cooked with chicken stock. When finished, I grated a 1/2lb. block of smoked extra sharp cheddar, heavy cream and butter.
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All melted and combined.
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After having a bit for breakfast (I made these the morning of), the rest of the grits where spread out on a cookie sheet and refrigerated.
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When it was time to fry the grit cakes. I used a plastic cup and cut out 6 circles. They were lightly dredged in flour and black pepper. Used a pound of shrimp and added blackening seasoning.
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Everything went together so quickly that I didn't get pics of the grit cakes being made. Shrimp is finished.
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Dinner is served.
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Thanks for looking,

Joe
Good looking and great idea!

- Jason
 

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Joe,

That is a plate I'd eat for sure.
Kind of reminds of fried corn mush, but that hominy has gotta be over the top.
Well done, Sir!

Stuart
 

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Joe you outdid yourself on that one. I was seconds away from shrimp and grits tonight but changed direction. I've had grit cakes before but never shrimp and grits cakes. You nailed it and put up a delicious looking meal
 

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Nice and I agree...Grit Cakes or Polenta Cakes are fine for Leftovers, but Fresh Creamy Grits are way better...JJ
 

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Heck of a great idea Joe!
Only problem is we never have any leftover grits!
I eat grits 7 days a week for breakfast. Kinda boring, I know, but I just love grits with a couple of sunny side eggs on top.
And shrimp & grits for dinner would just make my day!!
Al
 

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Nice looking idea like the looks of the shrimp. No left over grits here guess I need to make a larger batch.

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Joe, that looks absolutely astonishing my friend!! Excellent looking food and a supreme presentation. Looks like you and jcam222 jcam222 have been swapping presentation notes :emoji_laughing:

LIKE!!
Robert
 

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Good looking and great idea!

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Thank you Jason!

Joe,

That is a plate I'd eat for sure.
Kind of reminds of fried corn mush, but that hominy has gotta be over the top.
Well done, Sir!

Stuart
Thank you Stuart!

Joe you outdid yourself on that one. I was seconds away from shrimp and grits tonight but changed direction. I've had grit cakes before but never shrimp and grits cakes. You nailed it and put up a delicious looking meal
Thank you Jake. You must have had a pretty good meal option after audibling from shrimp and grits at the last second. What did you end up making?

Nice and I agree...Grit Cakes or Polenta Cakes are fine for Leftovers, but Fresh Creamy Grits are way better...JJ
Thanks JJ, I fully agree too but I just had to try it.
 

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Heck of a great idea Joe!
Only problem is we never have any leftover grits!
I eat grits 7 days a week for breakfast. Kinda boring, I know, but I just love grits with a couple of sunny side eggs on top.
And shrimp & grits for dinner would just make my day!!
Al
Thank you Al! I get on my kicks where I would eat grits almost everyday for a few weeks and then just stop for awhile.

Nice looking idea like the looks of the shrimp. No left over grits here guess I need to make a larger batch.

Warren
Thank you Warren. I made on cup of grits to one quart of stock. I don't think I could finish these if I tried, especially with all the cheese, butter and cream added.

Now i could eat that all day! looking good.
Thank you JL!

Joe, that looks absolutely astonishing my friend!! Excellent looking food and a supreme presentation. Looks like you and jcam222 jcam222 have been swapping presentation notes :emoji_laughing:

LIKE!!
Robert
Thank you Robert, I'm just trying to emulate the master.
 

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Actually Jack, it’s quite the opposite. The grits are soft, cheesy with a crispy exterior. They’re just awesome on their own, that why I wanted to make the shrimp this way.

But it was just too much effort for a minimal gain. I’d rather make the grits, eat dinner and wake up to fry the cake for breakfast.

I’m sure the load of cheese, butter and cream helps! Lol.

Thank you again.

Thanks for the clarification Joe. I'll try frying leftover grits. Hopefully they'll come out as good as yours. :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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