These could very well be the creamiest and smoothest grits I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot of grits).
Combine first 3 ingredients and 6 cups water in a Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring often. Gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 1 hour or until creamy and thickened. Sprinkle with black pepper.
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