Grits (Easy Version)

No self respectin' Southerner uses instant grits. I take pride in my grits.
Maury Chaykin, My Cousin Vinnie

I take pride in my grits, too, but in California, instant grits may be the only choice. You can still cook them southern style - slow and easy.

This is one large serving (says 2 servings on the package, but that's California).
  • 1 1/2 C water.
  • 5 heaping T (1/3 C) grits.
  • Salt and pepper.


  1. Put water in microwaveable pan.
  2. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Add grits.
  4. Cook in microwave oven - 6 minutes @ 100%, 14 minutes @ 30%.
  5. Remove from oven, stir, scoop onto plate (southern style, you eat with a fork).
  6. Add black eye gravy or red eye gravy (or butter if you're in a hurry).


Grits are healthy - neither red eye gravy (aka grease and coffee) - nor butter (aka grease) is. But boy, is it good.
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