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Shrimp and Grits Waffles

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For the Waffles:

  • 3/4 cup uncooked grits
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

For the Shrimp:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • pinch of salt or creole seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes or cracked black pepper

To Top:

  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • sliced green onions


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the grits, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Pour the mixture, all at once, into the dry ingredients. Stir well to combine and let rest (for at least 10 minutes) while you make the shrimp mixture.
  3. To make the shrimp, first rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned and crisp. Transfer bacon to a small bowl and drain some of the grease. In remaining grease (about 2 tablespoons), add shrimp and garlic. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and a pinch of salt and crushed red pepper flakes. Saute for 3 minutes to reduce the liquid. Taste and season more as you’d like.
  4. Heat the waffle iron when you’re ready to serve. Dollop scant 1/4 cup portions onto the hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown according to your waffle iron’s instructions. Transfer to a wire rack and continue cooking the rest of the batter.
  5. To serve, place a warm waffle on a plate. Top with a good pinch of cheese. (You can melt your cheese on top of the waffle under a broiler if you’d like.) Top the cheesy waffle with warm shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and enjoy!