What do you think about grits?

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
January 1, 2009 8:35am CST
Do you like grits? I do, but I only eat them when I'm having breakfast out. I don't like to make them for myself, and sometimes I don't care for how the restaurant makes them either. Last weekend I had breakfast at a neat little place in Williamsburg and I was hungry for grits. I was so glad when I got them because they were PERFECT! Not runny, not lumpy, just right! Our cousin had never had grits before and asked if that was a "Southern" thing. Now, I think it really was, but my father ate grits all the time and he was from Pennsylvania. He could have picked it up in his travels though, but I think he ate them as a kid. What food is something that's pretty much only in your area? I know there are a lot of things that I was around in Pennsylvania that I have not seen/found/heard of in other parts of the country. There were also quite a few things in Colorado that we new to me when I lived there. And, Maryland has some things that are only in Maryland.
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• United States
1 Jan 09
I California we do not eat much Grits. My sister likes them but I do not. To me it is like eating cornmeal mush and I cannot stand that either. My sister likes grits with her over easy eggs all mixed up together. Here in CA a normal breakfast is eggs, with one of the breakfast meats and hash browns or some other type of potato. We also have pancakes, waffles or french toast, crapes. At any restaurant we can get chicken fried steak with sausage gravy which I love, biscuits and gravy are good also. You can always get fruit, toast and oatmeal. This is what us California's eat in my area.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Not every place around here serves grits, and even the ones that do don't always make them right. I'm not big on biscuits and gravy, although many people here eat it as well.
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• United States
2 Jan 09
I love biscuits and gravy but they have to be made right also. A place called the Waffle House makes great Biscuits and gravy. YUM
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
2 Jan 09
My dad used to make cornmeal mush, which I guess is like grits only it is yellow. He also made farina. He grew up in Moldavia that is near Romania and they have a lot of that. I never liked it very much because I always choked on it. I am more into oatmeal, and Red River Cereal, something that I can really sink my teeth into. So even though I might want to try it, I am kind of a little nervous to if it is smooth like cornmeal.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Yeah, it sounds like it might be similar. I can definitely see how one would choke on it, it's not as thick as oatmeal (when it's made correctly!).
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Jan 09
What are grits .We don't have the in England ?
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Jan 09
It's a corn-based porridge, I guess would be the best way to describe it. It doesn't have much of a flavor really, but I do like it.