A Southern Classic: Grits

From Carrie Morey's Hot Little Suppers cookbook

A Southern Classic: Grits

Carolina Grits

    Serve 'em up piping hot and dressed however you like for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or follow our Pimento Cheese Shrimp and Grits recipe for some inspiration.

What are grits?

Grits are a popular dish in the South, made from crushed or ground corn. This dish originated in Native American culture. Grits are naturally gluten-free, and paired with flavorful ingredients.

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Carolina Grits are milled by hand on antique machines by the family behind Marsh Hen Mill on Edisto Island. These grits cook up a creamy texture every time because they're ground with love. Serve 'em up piping hot and dressed however you like for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Breakfast with Biscuits and Grits


You cook grits in various liquids like water, milk, heavy cream, or broth until they become thick and creamy like porridge. The consistency of grits varies– some people prefer runny grits, while some prefer theirs creamy and thick.

Accoutrements - How Carrie Serves Her Grits

People often pair grits with flavorful ingredients, such as:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Syrups
  • Pimento cheese
  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Catfish
  • Green Onions
  • Smoked Sausage
  • Roasted Tomatoes
  • Arugula
  • Avocado

Carolina Grits


You can eat grits with different foods like eggs, bacon, shrimp, or country ham. You can make them using this recipe: Slow Cooker Grits.

Shrimp and grits are a traditional dish in the South Carolina Lowcountry and Georgia's Lower Coast Plain.

This Grits grazing board is perfect for holiday mornings like Christmas or even a fall brunch at home. You can do all the preparation ahead of time and guests can help themselves with this "Set & Forget" Southern Grits Bar.

 Shrimp and Grits


Pimento Cheese

Edward's Sliced Bacon

Edward's Sliced Country Ham

Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions

A Southern Classic: Grits

Hot Little Tip

I love the fact that there is real texture to them. Cooked to a very creamy taste- best grits I have purchased - Saxon