How to Make It
Stir together 5 cups water, stone-ground grits, and salt in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Let stand 2 minutes, allowing grits to settle to bottom. Tilt slow cooker slightly; skim off solids using a fine mesh strainer. Cover and cook on LOW until grits are tender and thickened, 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Stir in buttermilk and butter. Serve with toppings; add salt and pepper to taste.
Choose your toppings:
1. Scrambled egg, cubed ham, shredded Cheddar cheese, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped fresh chives
2. Fried egg, cubed chorizo, cubed avocado, crumbled queso fresco (fresh Mexican cheese), hot sauce
3. Poached egg, crumbled bacon, sautéed spinach, shaved Parmesan cheese