Ever wonder what the best way to cook grits is? I'm going to tell you hands down it's in your crock pot! They are so creamy and perfect you'll never want to cook grits any other way again.
Many times I get asked how I find recipes for my blog. Some of my favorite recipes are from family and friends; others are through research and ideas that pop into my head.
I recently made a trip to the Southern Living Test Kitchen, and the subject of grits came up and it reminded me of this recipe so I wanted to share with you the best way to cook grits.
Living in the south you would think stone ground grits would be easy to find but I found these on Amazon and ordered them with my two-day FREE shipping on Amazon Prime. If you don't use Amazon Prime then you need to read my post Amazon Prime Membership Why You Need One Now and get one. It's worth every penny. Stone ground grits are the only way to go if you want perfect grits. They are much smoother and creamier than quick-cook grits because they are slowly ground in a traditional stone mill, so they retain all of the natural oils found in the heart of the corn.
This grits recipe make creamy, buttery, and salty grits, which in my opinion, is the perfect bowl of grits. You can also add in your favorite cheese to mix it up a bit. I usually use cheddar, but Gouda and pepper jack are also great. Now you have to try this grits recipe and let me know what you think! You might also want to try my Slow Cooker Collard Greens if you love southern recipes or my most popular post on the blog Biscuit and Gravy Casserole.
- 2 cups stone ground grits
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional
Put grits, water, chicken stock and salt in slow cooker and stir.
Set slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours
Stir in heavy cream, butter, black pepper, and cheese if desired.