Even if you have never made Southern grits before, you will be able to make this recipe for Simple Southern Grits. Making homemade Southern grits is as simple as boiling liquid and stirring. Practically anyone can manage that! This easy grits recipe is a great recipe for beginning cooks and those who are new to Southern cooking. If you have never tasted grits before, these Simple Southern Grits are guaranteed to convert you. This recipe combines the cooked grits with a bit of butter and a touch of black pepper for a simple dish that can be served alongside any meal. You can make these grits your own simply by stirring in a bit of your favorite cheese. The great thing about this recipe for Simple Southern Grits is that it can easily be adapted. You can serve these grits by themselves, with shrimp, or with sauteed vegetables. No matter how you serve them, these Simple Southern Grits are sure to be a hit.
For more flavor, stir in one half cup of sharp Cheddar cheese with the butter and pepper in step 4.
Want even more Southern recipes for grits? Be sure to check out our collection of 10 Cheese Grits Recipes: The Best Southern Comfort Food Recipes.
Cooking Time30 min
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup grits or coarse-ground cornmeal
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- pinch black pepper
Combine the water, milk, and salt in a large sauce pot. Bring to a boil.
Once the liquid has come to a boil, slowly whisk in the grits or cornmeal.
Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, whisking frequently. Make sure to whisk thoroughly and break up any lumps that may form.
Once the grits are creamy and cooked, remove from the heat. Add in the butter and pepper and whisk until combined. Serve hot.
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