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Summer Corn Grits

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Scrape the milky liquid from the corncobs, and add it with the kernels for extra summery flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked stone-ground grits
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It

  1. Sauté corn kernels and garlic in hot olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until corn is tender. Transfer mixture to a small bowl. Add water to saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in uncooked grits and 1 tsp. kosher salt; return to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Stir in corn mixture, and add salt to taste.