A corn product just like polenta and others from around the world, grits originated in the southern United States and have been part of the American diet for centuries. Grits come in two colors, white and yellow, depending on the type of corn they are made from. They also have many traits similar to polenta. In the South, they’re usually eaten for breakfast, either on their own or accompanied by shrimp, fish, gravy, etc. Some people also add a bit of honey and butter. If allowed to cool, grits acquire a firm texture and can be cut into slices and fried or grilled. Shrimp and grits is a popular and delicious dish. It’s hearty and great for those looking for a filling breakfast to start the day. Here’s the recipe so that you can make it yourself. Though, if this kind of breakfast isn’t for you, serve it at lunch. I guarantee you’ll be satisfied for the rest of the day.