Geeky Recipes: Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Grits

I grew up in Southern America, Georgia to be exact. You can’t live in the south without being exposed to grits.

Years later, I was wondering if you could take them and add an egg and a sausage patty.
It turns out you can!

What is a grit?

I fully understand that there are people from countries who don’t have grits, and much like Vinny on the left, they wonder what grits are.

Southern grits are usually ground white corn that is boiled to a porridge or oatmeal consistency. It is grittier than oatmeal, and you can either eat them with sugar, cheese or even make them with Shrimp, thank you Lousianna.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the recipe.


1/4c Grits

1 Medium Egg

1 Sausage patty

1 tbsp unsalted butter

Extra Sharp or Colby Jack Cheese shreds

1c water


  1. Turn the stove on high medium or “6” for electric.
  2. Break up and brown the patty in a sauce pot
  3. Add the water and salt to taste
  4. Cover and bring the water to a boil.
  5. Stir in the grits and turn down to low heat or “2” for electric
  6. When you start feeling resistance, add the egg. Scramble the egg in the grits.
  7. The egg is cooked when the grits start to pull away from the pot.
  8. Add the cheese to your taste.
  9. Stir cheese until melted.
Break up and brown the sausage patty
Add egg when the grits are thickening and you feel the resistance when you stir.
Time to add the cheese!

Tips and substitutions.

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