If there were ever a day to try spicing things up in the kitchen, it’s “National Grits for Breakfast Day.” They’re a southern favorite, but everyone knows that anyone who can make good shrimp and grits for breakfast is a top chef in training. They get overshadowed by the all the cakes, biscuits and pastries, but they’re just as filling. And there’s really so many other ways to enjoy them. These recipes prove it:

Braised beef short ribs and cheesy grits

Photo: Creative Culinary

Recipe here.

Blackened sea scallops with sweet corn jalepeno grits

Photo: Sprinkled with Health

Recipe here.

Gouda grits with smoky brown butter shrimp

Photo: How Sweet Eats

Recipe here.

Fried green tomatoes over basil-goat cheese grits

Photo: Joanne Eats Well with Others

Recipe here.

Roasted tomatoes with goat cheese grits

Photo: Pinch of Yum

Recipe here.

Red snapper and sweet potato grits

Photo: Spinach Tiger

Recipe here.

How do you like your grits? Let us know in the comments below!

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