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How To Cook Grits


Grits are a favorite grain dish in the South, and are usually eaten as a breakfast dish. Here are instructions for basic boiled grits.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 45 minutes

Here's How:

  1. In a 3- to 4-quart saucepan, bring 4 1/2 cups of water seasoned with 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil.
  2. Slowly stir in 1 cup of regular grits (not instant).
  3. Continue stirring and reduce heat to low.
  4. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
  5. Beat in 4 to 6 tablespoons of butter. Serve immediately.


  1. To make fried grits, let them cool slightly then beat in one egg. Pour into a buttered loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When chilled and firm, cut into thin slices. Fry in bacon fat or butter.

What You Need

  • 1 cup grits
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • water
  • large saucepan
  • butter

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