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 with Callie's Hot Little Biscuit (of course), 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 often paired with flavorful ingredients, and are naturally gluten-free.

The Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Carolina Grits are milled by hand on antique machines by the fine family behind Marsh Hen Mill on nearby Edisto Island. These grits cook up creamy every time, quite possibly 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


Grits are prepared in various liquids - including water, milk, or broth - until the mix reaches a thick, creamy, porridge-like consistency. The consistency of grits varies– some people prefer runny grits, while some prefer theirs creamy and thick.

Accoutrements - How Carrie Serves Her Grits

Grits are often paired with flavorful ingredients, such as:

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

Carolina Grits


Grits are eaten with a wide variety of foods, such as eggs, bacon, shrimp, or country ham with this overnight crockpot grits recipe: Slow Cooker Grits.

Shrimp and grits are a traditional dish in the coastal communities 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. All preparation can be done ahead of time and guests can serve themselves with this "Set & Forget" Southern Grits Bar for Christmas Morning.

 Shrimp and Grits


Carolina Grits

Pimento Cheese

Edward's Sliced Bacon

Edward's Sliced Country Ham

Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions

Hot Little Tip

Love the fact that there is real texture to them, and they are cooked to a very creamy taste- best grits I have purchased - Saxon