I know, I know, some of you are thinking: huh? As in, “how do onion rings and grits end up together?” I’ll tell you why: because they are both an often ignored side dish option.
Most breakfast places offer grits, but (at least in the North) the vast majority of people simply go with the default potato option, usually home fries or hash browns. The same is true when people order a sandwich or burger, rarely do they replace the fries with onion rings. In this respect, it would seem that grits and onion rings have a lot more in common than one might first think.
But which do you like better? Or do you not care about either?
Option #1: You can never eat grits again.
Option #2: You can never eat onion rings again.