Southern Grits with Red-Pepper Butter

Breakfast and Brunch by Nancy N Wilson

Southern Grits with Red-Pepper Butter

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  • cups water

  • ¾

    tsp salt

  • ¾

    cup white hominy grits

  • ½

    tbsp unsalted butter (If you use salted butter, adjust the salt amount)

  • ⅛ to ¼

    tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to taste).

  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)


Heat the water to boiling in a heavy medium saucepan. Add salt and stir in the grits - a little at a time. Bring to a boil again - then, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the grits are cooked, prepare the red-pepper butter. Melt the butter in a small skillet and add the cayenne pepper - blend well. Pour the hot butter over the grits before serving. Garnish with a little chopped parsley.


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