Fried Shredded Wheat

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Intent on giving her family a hearty breakfast during the depression, my mother-in-law came up with this simple recipe. With it's great flavor, this unique breakfast survived the generations and is now a favorite meal for my family.


  • 4 large shredded wheat biscuits
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Oil for frying
  • Maple syrup


  1. Soak cereal in milk for 5 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain slightly. Fry in a large skillet until brown on both sides, pressing down while frying. Serve with syrup.