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Creamy cheese grits are a southern classic. Usually enjoyed as a side and sometimes as a main.
Pairs well scrambled eggs, biscuits, bacon, or sausage, waffles, pancakes.
Superb with fried fish and shrimp.
My precious aunt (73 years young) LOVES to make hearty cheese grits for breakfast.
I like Aunt Jemima Quick Grits. Used some to make this recipe. This is not a paid endorsement. Delighted to mention a really good product.
The dark specs in dry grits are from the corn used to make them. The specs are not harmful and do not affect taste or texture.
What are grits and how do you make grits?
Grits are made from crushed or ground “dent” corn which has a soft, starch kernel.
Usually boiled in hot water, milk or a combination of both.
Commonly served for breakfast or as a side dish.
Cooked grits have thick yet creamy consistency.
Grits are often seasoned with salt, black pepper, butter, and cheese. Many like to add sugar.
Fried chicken, fish, sausage, shrimp are often paired with creamy grits. Delish!
The word “grits” is derived from an Old English word grytt, which means coarse meal.
There are several varieties of grits: fast-cooking, instant and stone-ground.
Interesting Fact: Grits are South Carolina’s official food.
Eggs and crispy fried bacon are excellent in grits!
Several years ago, I remember overhearing a conversation while in the airport.
Some southerners were talking about their love for grits.
Someone said, “I’m from New York. Never heard of grits. What are grits and how do you make grits?”
The conversation was lively and positive.
Finally, the New Yorker declared he was going to have some grits before flying back home! How cool is that?
Enjoy this recipe!