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Made from the hulled, dried kernels of corn, soaked, then boiled in water and bicarbonate of soda until the hulls can be rubbed off, leaving the soft, white kernel. The kernels are then either boiled and eaten as a starchy food source or dried and ground into grits. Hominy grits, commonly called grits, are popular in southern America where they are boiled until thick and porridge–like and served for breakfast with milk and butter or bacon and eggs. Hominy is sold in tins, in either a cooked or dried form.