Grits, that staple of southern breakfasts, is more than just a bowl of white, warm goo. As the character in My Cousin Vinny inquired, 'what's a grit?' Basically, 'grits' is another word for crushed corn. Go to http://www.grits.com/ for some interesting facts and recipes.
Here is a recipe for Nassau Grits given to me by my friend, KB. Absolutely delicious on a cold winter morning with sausage, scrambled eggs, toast and jelly, and a steaming cup of coffee!
2 or 3 cups grits
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 large onion
1 whole fresh tomato
1/4 stick butter
4-5 slices cheese
4-5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled up
Boil your water, salted, adding your bell pepper, onion, and fresh tomato. Add about 2 or 3 cups of grits, after the above has gotten tender. (I use quick grits.) Then add butter, bacon crumbled up and cheese. Simmer until all melted. Serve HOT!