Grits The Ultimate Comfort Food

I am not sure how this wonderful comfort food became so disparaged because I love making grits. Simple and easy, this dish can be dressed up for dessert, used as a main course or served for breakfast. Made from ground corn, when cooked, they adapt to whatever you want to add – bacon, maple sugar, raisins, jalapenos, and my favorite…cheese and butter.

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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 cup corn grits
  • 3 cups of water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil
  2. Add the grits, stir reduce heat to medium and cover
  3. Cook for 5 - 8 minutes until they are cooked and the consistency you want
  4. Turn off heat, stir, add butter and cover
  5. Let stand 5 minutes and serve



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Mama’s Notes:


Stir in some maple syrup before serving for a sweet treat, or sprinkle with bacon…however you want to dress this staple – enjoy.

When cooked and cooled, you can repurpose them as hush puppies, or as polenta…your imagination is your only limit.

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