Depending on what part of the country you're from, grits may or may not have been a staple at your breakfast table. If you were lucky, they were. If not, it's okay, you've got some time to make up for all the servings you've missed.

Not only are grits delicious, but they've also been used to free wrongly-accused men of murder. (Okay, that may have been a fictional scenario from "My Cousin Vinny," but it could happen.) Grits recipes are often just served next to eggs, but they get interesting when you know what to add to them. Check it out.

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  • Brown Ale And Cheddar Grits With Pancetta And Crispy Sage

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thebeeroness.com/2012/12/20/brown-ale-and-cheddar-grits-with-pancetta-and-crispy-sage/" target="_blank">Brown Ale and Cheddar Grits with Pancetta and Crispy Sage recipe from The Beeroness</a></strong>

  • Grits With Corn And Onion Greens

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/grits_with_corn_and_onion_greens/">Grits with Corn and Onion Greens recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Buttermilk & Grits Waffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.southernsouffle.com/2013/08/buttermilk-grits-waffles.html" target="_blank">Buttermilk & Grits Waffles recipe from Southern Souffle</a></strong>

  • Shrimp And Grits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://steamykitchen.com/23092-shrimp-and-grits-recipe.html">Shrimp and Grits recipe</a> by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Goat Cheese Grits With Red Eye Gravy, Country Ham, And A Fried Egg

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/23940-goat-cheese-grits-with-red-eye-gravy-country-ham-and-a-fried-egg" target="_blank">Goat Cheese Grits with Red Eye Gravy, Country Ham, and a Fried Egg recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pumpkin Pie Grits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/pumpkin-pie-polenta-aka-grits/">Pumpkin Pie Grits recipe</a> by Healthy Food For Living</strong>

  • Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Grits

    <strong>Get <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/17134-edna-lewis-scott-peacock-s-shrimp-grits" target="_blank">Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Grits recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Sweet Grits And Sorghum Peaches

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://therunawayspoon.com/blog/2012/06/sweet-grits-and-sorghum-peaches/">Sweet Grits and Sorghum Peaches recipe</a> by The Runaway Spoon</strong>

  • Grits, Cheese & Onion Souffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.nesting-project.com/2011/03/homemade-grits-cheese-and-onion.html" target="_blank">Grits, Cheese & Onion Souffles recipe from The Nesting Project</a></strong>

  • Smoked Cheddar Grits With Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://ohmyveggies.com/recipe-smoked-cheddar-grits-with-broiled-heirloom-tomatoes/?crlt.pid=camp.6Jd6vXXc9RnU" target="_blank">Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes recipe from Oh My Veggies</a></strong>

  • Sunday Breakfast Casserole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://drmommyonline.com/quick-and-easy-sunday-brunch">Sunday Breakfast Casserole recipe</a> by Dr. Mommy Online</strong>

  • Healthy Fish And Sweet Potato Grits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://spinachtiger.com/healthy-fish-and-sweet-potato-grits/">Healthy Fish and Sweet Potato Grits recipe</a> by Spinach Tiger</strong>

  • Banana Maple Grits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://andreasrecipes.com/banana-maple-grits/">Banana Maple Grits recipe</a> by Andrea Meyers</strong>

  • BBQ Shrimp + Blue Cheese Grits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.20somethingcupcakes.com/2012/05/bbq-shrimp-blue-cheese-grits-appetizer/">BBQ Shrimp + Blue Cheese Grits recipe</a> by 20 Something Cupcakes</strong>

  • Grits California

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.averagebetty.com/recipes/grits-california-recipe/">Grits California recipe</a> by Average Betty</strong>

  • Baked Cheese Grits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2012/05/07/baked-cheese-grits/" target="_blank">Baked Cheese Grits recipe from Buns In My Oven</a></strong>

  • Cheese Grits Nuggets

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/cheese-grits-nuggets_n_1431684.html" target="_blank">Cheese Grits Nuggets</a> recipe</strong>

  • Creamy Coarse Grits With Fresh Corn And Farmhouse Cheddar

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/creamy-coarse-grits-with-_n_2141633.html" target="_blank">Creamy Coarse Grits with Fresh Corn and Farmhouse Cheddar</a> recipe</strong>