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Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

This video shows you how to make good old-fashioned shrimp and grits. This traditional low-country favorite features tender shrimp simmered with andouille sausage, bacon, and colorful bell peppers, all served over creamy, cheesy grits. Watch the video, then get berskine’s 5-star recipe for Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits. You’ll love this Southern-style comfort food!

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  • judy5674

Grits are great, but I have rarely gotten them in a restaurant with breakfast that were worth eating. They are simple to cook, and not expensive. You can usually find them in the grocery store where oatmeal is. Don't get instant ones, get the quick grits or the old fashioned grits. My mother always said the secret to cooking grits is to add the grits to the salted boiling water and immediately turn it as low as you can, then stir it and stir it some more. She preferred grits cooked long and slow, don't cover them, and be sure to stir, they become creamy by stirring. Typically for me it takes about twice the recommended cooking time for quick grits, but I prefer old fashioned. Then just add cheese, butter, bacon pieces, scrambled eggs... You could add many different toppings and it can easily be lunch or supper! My granddaughter is 3 and her favorite breakfast or lunch is cheesy eggs and grits with bacon pieces. She always finishes it all!

  • BarbaraA

Grits sort of looks like cream of wheat, but is ground corn. A southern dish not to be missed. Shrimp and grits is a South Carolina tradition. Definitely worth a try, I love it and will definitely try this expanded version.

  • iLovePuppies

grits is delicious. grits is a traditional southern staple. Most commonly a breakfast dish. Grits are good with a number of dishes like tamales and chili. they are inexpensive to cook as well.