Great Balls of Grits!
Serves about 6
- 5 c. water
- 1 c. old fashioned grits
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 TB butter with salt (1/2 stick), room temperature - cut into chunks
Butter-flavored cooking spray
Approx. 6 TB butter with salt, divided
Bring water to a brisk boil in a medium saucepan. Slowly stir in the grits and salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until thickened (about 15-20 minutes), stirring often. Remove from the stove and immediately stir in the 4 TB of butter. Refrigerate overnight.
The Grits Balls
- Use a medium ice cream scoop to shape the grits into balls...set aside or freeze (keeping the balls separated) one layer at a time. (The grits balls can be cooked frozen.)
- Spray a large, non-stick skillet with the butter-flavored cooking spray. Add 4 TB of the butter to the pan and melt over medium heat. Keeping them separated, add the grits balls to the pan. Flatten the balls a little into patties with a silicone spatula as you go, keeping the round shape best as possible, and cook until the butter is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
- Carefully flip the patties with the spatula and add 2 more TB of butter to the pan. Saute another approximate 15 minutes, or until golden brown each side. Serve warm.
Grits Fun Facts
Here's a photo taken a couple of months back of my grandchildren with their dad...he's the best!
Enjoy Father's Day!