Perfect Pot of Grits

Southern Living
Perfect Pot of GritsRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller


Makes 4 to 6 servings


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2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 qt. water
1 cup stone-ground grits
2 1/2 tablespoons butter


Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Bring salt and water to a boil in a heavy saucepan over high heat. Whisk in grits, and cook, whisking constantly, 45 seconds. Scrape bottom and sides of the pot.

2. Return to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. (For a looser consistency, whisk in 2 to 4 Tbsp. water halfway through cooking.)

3. Stir in butter until melted, and serve immediately.

Created date

August 2014