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Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and grits make for an affordable and delicious Southern combo.
Shrimp and grits make for an affordable and delicious Southern combo.
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A traditional favorite in the American South, shrimp and grits is both easy and affordable to whip up. We know, it sounds expensive, but it's actually a really cheap dish. Obviously, fresh shrimp is going to cost a pretty penny, but the frozen version is budget friendly and still very tasty. You can expect to pay anywhere from $7 to $10 for a box of frozen shrimp, but it'll contain multiple servings, so you'll be able to make this super-cheap dish again at least once or twice more. Grits, by virtue of their simplicity, are typically very inexpensive (think $3 or so for a bag containing 20 or more servings). Take a cue from this recipe for My Dad's Shrimp and Grits for a delicious and cheap dish you won't soon forget!


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