Cornmeal Grits

This warm cereal is similar to oatmeal. It can be eaten in a variety of ways: as a breakfast cereal, as a side with lean ham and eggs, with cheese stirred in it and shrimp on top, or with gravy.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup polenta meal
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • Put water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Gradually add polenta and stir constantly over medium-low heat until it has thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in butter.
  • Serve immediately for soft grits or pour into a greased loaf pan and let cool. When cool, grits can be sliced and fried or grilled.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup polenta meal
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • Put water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Gradually add polenta and stir constantly over medium-low heat until it has thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in butter.
  • Serve immediately for soft grits or pour into a greased loaf pan and let cool. When cool, grits can be sliced and fried or grilled.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium590mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars0g
Protein3g