I am not overly fond of grits but I saw Paula Deen making these canapes and they sounded wonderful. After grit toast is baked, they can be covered and refrigerated to use later. Chopped shrimp and be added to the topping if you like. Time does not include chilling time. I really liked these and would be great to make for guests. I made the topping ahead of time except for the onion rings so they wouldn't get soggy. I added them as I was making the final product. I did cut the recipe into one third for two people so I could try them. I made the grits about 1/4 inch thick. and put about a tablespoon of topping on.