Foodie Friday: National Grits Day!

Today is National Grits Day so in honor of that, here are a few grits recipes you can try with salt and pepper or sugar and butter this weekend.


First up is Shrimp & Grits! This particular recipe is the Old Charleston style of cooking shrimp and grits which means it takes a little longer but the end result is worth the wait. This recipe features features shrimp simmered with andouille sausage, bacon, and bell peppers, all served over creamy, cheesy grits.


Next up is Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole! This recipe takes cheese grits up a notch. If you’re lactose intolerant, beware because this recipe contains milk, butter, cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese. To add a kick to your casserole, add some bacon to the mix.


If you’re looking to sweeten your grits up try Sweet Potato and Grits Spoonbread at your next brunch. It’s a pudding-like dish made with country-style grits. It can also be considered more like a souffle. Either way it’s sure to be hit.


Wanting a more colorful dish to impress your loved ones, give this Maple Grits Pudding with Pecan Streusel recipe a go. Talk about flavor! In this dish you’ll taste a little bit of everything from the creaminess of the grits, to the richness of the maple syrup, topped with dark brown sugar, pecans and drizzled cream! This recipe was originally made to be a dessert but with the warm home style taste, it can easily pass for a brunch item.


Lastly, if you dont try anything else, be sure to do yourself the favor of trying classic Old-Fashioned Creamy Grits! This is the Holy Grail of grits! Sometimes your palette doesn’t need all the extras. Every once in awhile, you just have to stick with the original. Whether you’re #TeamSaltNPepper or #TeamSugarNButter (like myself), you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

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