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Grits with cheese, bacon, green onion and poached egg

Grits is a food made by boiling ground maize (also known as corn), and usually served with other flavorings as a breakfast dish, usually savory. It is popular in the Southern United States.

Grits is of Native American origin, and is similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta.

Modern grits are commonly made of alkali-treated corn known as hominy, in which case it may be called "hominy grits". "Instant grits" and "quick grits" use hominy processed for faster cooking, widely sold in supermarkets.

The word "grits" may be treated as either singular or plural; historically, in the American South it was always singular. It derives from the Old English word "grytt," meaning coarse meal.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref>


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