Cast Iron

Grits and Goat Cheese Cakes

June 14, 2013
1 Ratings
Photo by Adrianna Adarme
  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Makes 12 Cakes
Author Notes

This recipe is from my new cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. Goat cheese stone-ground grits are cooked on the stovetop and then transferred to the refrigerator to firm. Once firm, they're cut into rounds and pan fried until they develop a crispy crust on both sides. —A Cozy Kitchen

What You'll Need
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups stone-ground corn grits
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. In a large pot, bring the milk, water, and butter to a boil. Gradually whisk in the corn grits. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring the entire time, until the grits are thick and start to pull away from the sides of the pot, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in the goat cheese and salt. Taste and add more salt, if you like. Transfer the grits mixture to a greased baking sheet and spread it out evenly and compacting to a 3/4-inch thickness. Wrap the plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator for an hour until cool and firm.
  3. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter or cookie cutter, cut out the grit cakes. Place a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, and pour in vegetable oil until it reaches 1 inch up the sides. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the cakes to the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until go den brown. Gently flip and cook on the opposite sides for 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain and then place them in a preheated 200 degree F oven to keep warm. Repeat the process to cook the remaining cakes. Serve immediately.

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I'm the writer behind the food blog, A Cozy Kitchen. My blog is a place where my love for cute things, pancakes and corgis is celebrated. In Spring 2013 my first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack, was published.

3 Reviews

Gwen R. May 4, 2014
Just made them, they are awesome!! They are designed to be made into cakes and fried, thus the name "Grit and Goat Cheese Cakes". Simple and super easy, delicious!!
marlene M. May 2, 2014
Being from the South I have eaten grits all my life. This recipe is way off in many ways. Stone-ground grits takes a long time to cook. The amount of liquid is off.
Tarra March 20, 2014
Has anyone made this yet? The proportion of liquid to grits seems off to me. I typically go 4 or 5:1. This is only 2:1. Also, grits, unless they are instant, take 20 - 40 minutes to cook. This recipe only says 2-3 minutes!