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How to Cook Grits

  Do you know what grits are? I mean, what is a grit? I googled grits and my search came back as   " a porridge made from boiled cornmeal."  Okay. So made from corn! Growing up, I ate grits at least twice a week. It was a staple for breakfast. I knew it was some kind of grain, but I didn't know which. Honestly, I didn't care. I knew I liked grits and that's all that mattered to me. How My Mother Served Grits My mother cooked grits on the stove--no microwaves in those days. You boiled grits in water, added a little salt and stirred to prevent lumps. Yes, the key was to get them as smooth as possible and avoid lumps.   We also added butter to our grits. Mom served grits with a side of eggs, bacon, sausage or scrapple. Scrapple. That brings back memories, but that's a story for another time. My mother also use to drizzle drippings from cooked bacon or sausage all over her grits. Not healthy for you, but tastes oh so good! Occasionally, Mom would ma