Southern Style Grits

Apart from in the south, grits are an overlooked breakfast staple. Look for stone-ground grits for maximum fiber and flavor. The addition of a portion of milk to the cooking liquid results in a creamy texture and delicious flavor.

Serving size

⅔ cup

Makes

2

Ingredients

⅓ cup stone-ground grits

1 cup water

⅓ cup milk

⅛ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter

Salt, to taste (optional)

Pepper, to taste (optional)

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: ⅔ cup

Calories

93

Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Cholesterol

17 mg

Carbohydrates

7 g

Sugar

2 g

Fiber

<1 g

Protein

2 g

Sodium

158 mg

Calcium

53 mg

Phosphorus

45 mg

Potassium

71 mg

Instructions

  1. Combine grits, water, milk, salt and half the butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer over low heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so the mixture does not stick.
  3. When the mixture is thick and the grits are softened to your liking, Remove it from the heat.
  4. Add the remaining butter. Season with additional salt, if desired, and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

 

Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Adding salt to the cooking water, ensures the flavor permeates the grits. Add additional salt sparingly to maintain healthy sodium levels.

Adding butter while cooking contributes to the creaminess and helps avoid sticking.