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  • In fact, making instant grits taste like they're not instant requires a bit of skill

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      You may be thinking that a dish as simple as instant grits wouldn’t require a recipe, per se. Well you are in fact - wrong. In fact, making instant grits taste like they’re not instant requires a bit of skill.

      What you have to do is start out with a good brand like Quaker. Make sure that when you begin, you add the water so that it covers the grits

      2:1 in proportion.

      This will ensure that you don’t cook the grits in too short a time. The next step is to add a teaspoon each of butter and cream cheese.

      This will help the grits to congeal. Boil, and then add a pinch of garlic and salt.

      Continue to stir until the water begins to boil. Then add a dash of milk.

      Many people don’t realize ...

      • this. But the key to making a really creamy batch of grits is in the type of dairy products you add.

        Certainly, butter will add a certain amount of flavor. But it is really the cream cheese and the milk that keep the concoction from becoming too “grainy.

        ” In any event, after you add the milk, turn down the heat. The entire time it takes to cook this is not very


        The instructions may say that it only takes 5 minutes. But by adding an extra 5 minutes (along with a bit of extra milk and water)—you eliminate that artificial flavor that instant grits tend to have.

        The extra butter is what gives the grits such a Southern flair. If you like this kind of breakfast food, you will certainly enjoy this version with a spicy batch of scrambled eggs and maple bacon.


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