Grits might as well be the food that differentiates Southern cuisine from all others.
Apart from being a much-misunderstood and often maligned food, grits is actually an incredibly diverse and very beloved part of Southern cooking. Through the work of innovative chefs like Frank Stitt—whose Shrimp and Grits is considered a classic—this humble grain has gone from stomach-filler and comfort food to appreciated star on renowned tables. To fully appreciate how many ways grits can be used in the kitchen, consider this: we have over two-hundred recipes online that include this wonderful ingredient.
You could try Highlands Baked Grits, or Slow-Cooker Stone Ground Grits. Maybe you'd prefer a Creole-inspired brunch dish, so Grillade and Grits would be the perfect dish. You can include any number of great add-ins: cheeses are a favorite, particularly gouda, Parmesan, and Cheddar. Or, you could crumble in some bacon, toss in some cooked ham, top it with some spring onions, or bake it with some sausage and peppers. Grits truly is versatile, and delicious. So give this humble southern grain a try. You'll be thrilled you did.