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How to make a single serving of southern-style grits

Make a Single Serving of Southern-Style Grits

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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.

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 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.

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.

You need 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. I'm using salted sweet cream butter.

Have your salt and pepper on hand.

Have your salt and pepper on hand.

I've added 2 tablespoons of butter.

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.

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.

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