Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  2. 1 cup grits, stone-ground, if possible

  3. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for garnish

  4. 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish

  5. Pinch of freshly ground pepper

  6. Pinch of cayenne pepper, or Tabasco Sauce, for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Bring 4 cups water and the salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally until creamy, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter, cheese, and pepper. Serve hot, garnished with extra butter, cheese, and cayenne pepper if desired.


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