How to Cook Grits

Howdy friends,

There are plenty of variations but here's how we cook Carolina Grits.

Classic Carolina Grits
(1 cup of dry grits = 3 to 4 servings)

1. Use a medium size pot (2 qt is great) 
2. Combine 1 cup Carolina Grits + 3 cups of water + 1/2 tsp of salt (or to taste) 
3. (optional) - Stir & skim off the floating germ with a spoon or small strainer 
4. Bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. 
5. Drop heat to a low simmer and stir. (be careful - grits can splatter) 
6. Cover and cook on Low for 30-35 minutes. Stirring occasionally. 

- Grits can sometimes stick to the bottom of the pot especially if the heat is too high. 
- Use a spoon that can get into the corners of the pot when you stir.  

Notes:  Wait to add butter or cheese until the very end. 
If grits are too thick -- stir in a little hot water or broth to thin.  
High Altitude:  you'll likely need to increase cooking times.  

Variations are limitless.
But here are a couple of ideas:

1.  For an extra savory touch, substitute chicken or veggie broth/stock for some of the water.

2.  For a rich and creamy twist, use 2 cups water and 1 cup milk or cream.

We're working on a video.  Hopefully we'll get is posted soon :)