Re: [Hungry for History] Sweet vs. Savory Grits? A Food Historian Settles Debate
I first had grits in 1975 in Macon, Georgia. I was on a 31 Greyhound Bus trip all across the USA. The bus stopped in Macon for breakfast.
Others on the bus were slopping it in big amounts onto their plates. I asked one of the girls that was sitting close to us how you eat them and several girls answered.
Consensus was exactly as suspected... eat them how you like them. It was an even split between butter and salt, and butter, salt and pepper.
I added a small scoop onto my plate, always being adventurous and divided it in half, trying both suggestions.
I can see eating it with sugar, but it's salt and lots of pepper for me.