Rule of thumb for perfect grits: 4 parts water to 1 part grits. I'm using 1/2 cup grits and 2 cups of water for a large single serving.
Add 2 cups of water to a small saucepan. Put the heat on highest setting until the water boils.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water. I start with this much and usually add more when the grits are almost done.
You need 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. I'm using salted sweet cream butter.
Have your salt and pepper on hand.
I've added 2 tablespoons of butter.
And if you like cheese, a single slice if Kraft American cheese is nice. Be sure to stir it until completely melted.
I pour my grits onto a large dinner plate. It cools more quickly, but you can also use a cereal bowl.
A cup of coffee and a large plate of grits makes a great breakfast.
- 1/2 cup of grits
- 2 cups of water
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter