Overhead View of Grit Balls on a Brown Board with a Peach Sauce in a Small Bowl on the Side

Fried Grit Balls with Peach Sauce

Super Simple Fried Grit Balls with Peach Sauce
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 327kcal
Author Healing Tomato


For the Grit Balls

For the Peach Sauce

  • 2 peaches peeled, 150g if using frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp your favorite hot sauce adjust to your spice tolerance
  • 1/2 tsp salt


To Make the Grit Balls

  • Bring the milk and salt to a boil in a strong bottom sauce pan.
  • Add the instant grits and keep stirring. Do not let it stick at the bottom.
  • Once all the milk has been absorbed, turn off the heat.
  • Add the chopped jalapeno and oregano.
  • Stir well.
  • Lightly grease the ice cube tray and transfer the cooked grits into each slot (1 or 2 ice cube trays needed).
  • Let it cool on the countertop for about 10 minutes.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 5.5 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the ice cube tray from the fridge and remove the wrap too.
  • Using a butter knife, remove each cube of grits and form into a ball (or you can leave it in its current shape).
  • Set them aside and prepare the flax eggs.
  • In a bowl, add the flax eggs and the water. Mix well.
  • Place the panko crumbs on a plate.
  • Start by immersing the grit ball in the flax eggs and then transfer to the panko crumbs.
  • Coat well and set aside. Continue the process for the remaining grit balls
  • Place about 1 cup of oil in a small frying pan. If you want to deep fry it, use about 2.5 cups of oil.
  • Heat on medium heat until the oil is hot but boiling (about 5-6 minutes on medium heat).
  • Fry 3 grit balls at a time and then place on a paper towel. I used 2 of 2-ply paper towels that I folded in half for maximum absorption.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining grit balls.

To Make the Peach Sauce

  • In a strong bottom pan, add the water and peaches.
  • Add the sugar, hot sauce and salt.
  • Cook on low heat until most of the water has dissipated.
  • Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer to dipping bowl.


Serve the fried grits balls and peach sauce immediately.


Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 1.8mg