Charleston Style Grits

We are often asked how to make the best grits. First you have to use stone ground grits, such as our Charleston’s Own® Grits. Quick cooking or “Instant” grits have been processed in a way to remove part of the corn and changes the texture and flavor. Next is how you cook grits, which take some time to properly prepare. For creamier grits, add milk which is more of Charleston style than some other areas. Another question is which grits are better….white, yellow or mixed. This is all personal preference.

Charleston Style Stone Ground Grits

1 Cup Charleston’s Own® Grits

3 Cup Water

1 Cup Milk

2 Tablespoons Butter

1/2  Teaspoon Salt

Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan or pot with tight fitting lid. Add butter, salt and grits to boiling water, stirring for 1 minute while continuing to boil. Reduce heat to low simmer and cover for 18 minutes. Slowly add milk and stir in. Continue to simmer covered and stir occasionally to prevent scorching for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Serves 4

Grits can be served at breakfast, lunch or dinner.