Southern grit quick and easy

Southern grit quick and easy

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Southern Grit is the perfect breakfast (or lunch or dinner!) option. They are the creamiest and tastiest addition to breakfast, and the whole family can make this. They are so easy!

I love delicious breakfasts. After all, they say it’s the most important meal of the day! Check out these delicious breakfast casseroles, these biscuits and gravy, and these amazing German pancakes!

What is Grit?

Grit is a popular and delicious dish from the South. The grit is similar to polenta and is made from dried stone-ground corn. They create a texture similar to food like porridge. When the grit is activated with a warm liquid, the starch expands and releases, creating a delicious creamy texture! You can use it for any meal, but I especially like to eat it in the morning.

There are many flour recipes out there, but this one is simple and easy enough for the whole family to make. It takes less than 10 minutes and you can enjoy the bliss of breakfast! Try this with bacon, cheese, sausage, eggs, or as a side dish for dinner (like shrimp!). They will bring great texture to your meal and make it really hearty.

Ingredients to make grit

This quick recipe requires only five ingredients! These are very simple, so once you have your hands on the flour, I’m sure you already have everything else you need to make this at home. For exact measurements, check the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • water: This is the basis on which you cook grits.
  • salt: Salt enhances the flavor of the powder.
  • grits: You can find it in the breakfast section of grocery stores.
  • butter: I use unsalted butter when making flour.
  • salt and pepper: Add this to taste.

How to make a quick breakfast grit

It takes about 10 minutes to make from start to finish, making it a simple and easy addition to any dish.

  1. boil: Boil water and salt in a medium saucepan. Then add grit and stir.
  2. sheathe: Reduce the heat to low and bring to a boil, then cover the pot and simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add Butter: Add butter and stir until melted.
  4. season: Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

How to store leftovers

If there is any powder left, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They last about 3-4 days. Just heat it up in the microwave or on the stove and you’re done!


  • Boil water and salt in a large pot. Add grit and stir.

  • Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add butter and stir until melted.

  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm.



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calorie319kcal (16%)carbohydrate47g (16%)protein5g (10%)Fat12g (18%)saturated fat7g (35%)polyunsaturated fatOnegmonounsaturated fatthreegtrans fatOnegcholesterol31mg (10%)salt691mg (29%)potassium84mg (2%)fiberOneg (4%)sugarOneg (One%)vitamin A480IU (10%)calcium16mg (2%)steelOnemg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only estimates. Each recipe and nutritional values ​​vary depending on the brand used, the measurement method, and the serving size per household.

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Updated, written and published by Meja Makan