Georgia Grown Grits

Georgia Grown

Georgia Grown Grits

1 cup stone-ground grits

4-6 cups water, divided

2 tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper

Combine grits, ½ teaspoon salt, butter, and 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to make sure grits do not stick, then lower to a simmer. Cook grits, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, for 30 minutes. Grits will have thickened and will look cooked but will not be completely soft. Add additional water as needed, continuing to cook until tender, stirring frequently, for 15-30 minutes more; taste occasionally to check for doneness, Adjust seasoning. Once grits are done, keep warm and covered. If they cool and thicken too much, you may whisk in ½ cup additional water to thin, then reheat gently.