2 cups water
2 cups whole milk
1 cup white or yellow grits
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup whipping cream or half and half
1-1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Place water and milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and gradually add the grits, whisking until smooth. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often with a wooden spoon until grits are soft and creamy, about 45 minutes (add more water if needed). Stir in cream and cook another 5 minutes. Add the cheese and stir. Serve hot.
Optional: Up a notch - Add a few drops of Tabasco
Approximately 4-6 servings
Traditional Buttery Grits
Prepare recipe as above, but omit the cheddar cheese and mix in 4 ounces of butter.
Recipe: Kosher, dairy