What "add-ins" do you stir in your grits?!

Question: What "add-ins" do you stir in your grits!?
I've never known anyone to eat grits but my new hubby and his kids do!. They eat them with salt only and they stir in their fryed eggs and yolk! YUCK! I tryed grits for the first time but I put in milk, splenda and butter, just like I do my oatmeal and they all said I was gross!? Grits taste like sand!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Garlic and butter is a great idea!!!

Grits should be treated the same as potatoes, so basically anything you would put mashed potatoes would work!.

If I'm super hungry, I will make bacon and then chop it up, mix in the pieces with the grits, also add a spoonfull of sour cream, butter, salt and pepper!. So So SOOOOOOO yummy!!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Grits (ground white hominy) do taste like beach sand!.!.!.!.!.they've never been popular here in So Cal, more of a southern thing!.!.!.!.I'm not saying that I don't like them, I just never buy or prepare them!.!.!.!.!.!.

On a couple cooking shows, I've seen them treated like polenta (basically, yellow cornmeal = yellow grits) it's just that FOODIES seem to have given it a continental feel and renamed them to Polenta!.!.!.!.!.I've seen everything from (cooked crumbled) bacon and shredded cheddar cheese thrown in them!.!.!.!.!.!.!.to what end!?!?!?!? I give up!.!.!.!.!.


You need to cook grits quite a while (even the instant or quick cooking kind) to make them soft and creamy and not like sand or gritty!. Sometimes I add in milk or cream while they are cooking and then finish them with butter!. Cheese is always a good option to add to them!. Down here in the south we make cheese grits with roasted garlic and serve them with grilled shrimp that are wonderful!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I grew up on Grits but they are so tasteless! I eat something called Polenta Grits now!. They taste better and are sooooooooooo way healthier!. I have included a link!. I add a lil salt and pepper to mine!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Grits is an acquired taste!. I've heard that people put a little of anything in them!.

It should be a savory side dish and not a sweetened breakfast dish!. Crumpled bacon works well as an add-in!.

If yours tasted like sand, someone did something wrong!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Green peppers, Red Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Broth, Butter, Sour Cream, Black Pepper, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Crumbles, Bacon Bits, Green Onions!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

A breakfast casserole made with eggs, grits, sausage, and cheese!. !.!.!. Reheat remaining cheese sauce to serve with grits and eggs!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Cheese is pretty good in grits!. Mixing some cinnamon and apple oatmeal into it is also good!. Grits have a very bland taste on their own, so they can work with pretty much anything!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

NO sweetener in grits! !.!.!.!.!. I add minced garlic and shredded cheese, and LOTS of butter!. It's a side dish (instead of potatoes, corn, rice, etc)Www@FoodAQ@Com

I cook my grits in chicken broth instead of water!. Then I add some cheese(Pepper Jack is great) and crumbled bacon or little bits of ham!. Delicious!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Butter, cheese, and crumbled up bacon!!!

I heart gritsWww@FoodAQ@Com

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