Who doesn’t like grits? Oh yeah, just about everyone born above the Mason Dixon Line. But YOU’RE MISSING OUT my northern friends. They’re creamy, slightly salty, buttery and, hello, YUMMY!
Cream of Wheat they are not, but go ahead and try them anyway. Breakfast, lunch or dinner- grits are THE anytime dish. I know you’ll love this simple, down home recipe for the PERFECT pot of grits!
1/2 cup of stone ground yellow grits
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 cup of whole milk
1/2 tablespoon of butter
In a medium sauce pan bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the grits, salt and pepper. Using a whisk, stir the grits every minute or so until they thicken.
Continue to cook on low heat for 15 minutes. NOTE- Even quick cooking 5 minute grits will need MORE THAN 5 MINUTES!
Once the grits become SUPER thick add the milk and butter. Stir to combine and cook on low for an additional minute. Top with a few bacon crumbles and serve.
That’s it! You just made grits. Now go and enjoy them.