Creamy Grits are a classic southern side dish often served with breakfast, brunch or dinner.
Pairs well with scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, shrimp and fried fish.
Creamy grits, delicious thick or thin, are hearty and packed with flavor.
You may also enjoy my recipe for Cheese Grits.
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This recipe is easy to make with a few ingredients:
5-Minute Grits, milk, unsalted butter (or margarine),
salt, and coarse ground black pepper.
The water for boiling the grits is not included in this list.
HOW TO COOK GRITS
To obtain thoroughly cooked grits without the grainy texture, always boil the water, milk, unsalted butter (or margarine) and salt before adding dry grits.
After pouring dry grits into the hot liquid, quickly whisk the mixture together to break up small clumps.
After grits have cooked to desired consistency, taste a cooled sample.
If desired, add more salt and black pepper (if desired).
A bowl full of hot grits seasoned with melted butter, salt and ground black pepper.
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- 4-3/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup 2% milk Or use whole milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Or use margarine.
- 1 cup Quick 10-Minute Grits Do not use instant grits.
- 1/4 teaspoon salt More or less as preferred.
- ground black pepper (optional)
- In a medium saucepan on top of the stove, pour in water, milk, unsalted butter (or margarine), and salt.
- Warm over medium-high heat until mixture is vigorously boiling. About 5 minutes.
- After mixture boils, reduce heat to low-medium. Pour in dry grits.
- Immediately stir together with a whisk or large spoon until clumps have broken apart and grits are smooth.
- Simmer over low-medium heat for 12 minutes or until desired consistency.
- THIN GRITS: Immediately remove from heat.
- THICK GRITS: Remove from heat after simmering 14 minutes. Allow grits to cool about 5 minutes. They will thicken as they cool.
- Remove cooked grits from heat. Taste a cooled sample. If desired, add more salt and season with ground black pepper.
- Serve HOT.