Southern cuisine goes far beyond fried chicken, black-eyed peas and greens. Indeed, Southerners do everything a little differently, including breakfast. If you wander outside the region, you’re unlikely to find grits (with cheese, shrimp or butter) or super-salty country ham, but those things are always on a Southern breakfast table along with these other regional delights.
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Biscuits are one of the absolute most iconic breakfast dishes in America, and they are the basis of any Southern breakfast, whether you’re having a quick on-the-go meal or a Sunday brunch with the family.
While you can top your buttery, flaky biscuits with just about anything, white gravy is one of those delicious regional breakfast dishes you need to try. Make it from the drippings from your breakfast sausage or bacon and enjoy.
This sweet breakfast will make you feel nostalgic for your days devouring simple and delicious waffles at your local diner.
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Whether you’re eating country ham or bourbon- and apple-infused ham, a perfectly cooked ham is a must-have for a good Southern breakfast.
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Grits are the perfect Southern basis for any breakfast, whether you want to eat them with perfectly cooked eggs and bacon or some scrumptious shrimp. This classic dish is just one of those Southern foods the rest of the world needs to try.
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