Southern Grits – You know you’re in the south if your breakfast plate has grits on it.
We add butter, or cheese or mix with our eggs around here. If you haven’t tried them, you need to!
OK. Here’s the “technical stuff” on grits:
Grits is a food made by boiling ground maize (also known as corn), and usually served with other flavorings as a breakfast dish, usually savory. It is popular in the Southern United States.
Grits is of Native American origin, and is similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta.
Modern grits are commonly made of alkali-treated corn known as hominy, in which case it may be called “hominy grits”. “Instant grits” and “quick grits” use hominy processed for faster cooking, widely sold in supermarkets.