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Nassau Grits Serves 6 WHAT YOU WILL NEED 6 strips bacon 1

Hot Coffee, Mississippi

Hot Coffee, Mississippi, took its name from the town’s most popular beverage. In the late 1800s, travelers between Natchez, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama, were greeted at the midway point by a sign for L.N. Davis’s store advertising “the best hot coffee around.” Davis’ secret, other than the pure spring water

medium yellow onion, minced green bell pepper, minced

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cup cooked minced ham or ground sausage


(8-ounce) can stewed tomatoes

3 cups cooked grits Salt and pepper, to taste Hot sauce to taste HOW TO PREP

The Coffee Cup Restaurant, Pensacola, Florida The Coffee Cup Restaurant in Pensacola, Florida, is always worth the trip. There are church pews and chairs lined up outside to keep customers comfortable while they wait for one of the iconic restaurant’s 68 seats.This old-school brick diner onCervantes Street has been serving breakfast for over 70 years.Order the battered and fried French toast, biscuits with tomato gravy, or Nassau Grits with ham or sausage — you won’t be disappointed.

and beans from New Orleans, was the molasses drippings added for sweetness and flavor. His hot coffee was so popular with horse-and-buggy travelers that Davis’ inn, the town and a 12-mile stretch of road all eventually adopted the name. Today in Hot Coffee the best hot coffee around is at McDonald’s Store. McDonald’s Store in Hot Coffee features handmade hoop cheese, hand-dipped ice cream and — you guessed it — hot coffee. The store was established in 1930.​

In a large frying pan over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel. Reserve about 3 tablespoons bacon drippings. Sauté onions and bell peppers in drippings, about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add ham or sausage and stewed tomatoes with their juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the moisture has evaporated, about 30 minutes. Stir in grits until well blended. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Crumble the bacon on top and serve.



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