Slow-Cooker Grits Recipe
Classic Southern grits just got a slow cooked makeover and you're going to love it. We love grits, but don't love spending time standing over a hot stove stirring as our arm steadily turns to jelly. Finally, we have a solution. Enter, our Slow Cooker Grits. They have the same great flavor we love, but with a set-it-and-forget-it mentality that we can really get behind. Be sure to opt for stone-ground grits—this is not the time to sub in the quick-cook variety. You'll stir together the grits and 6 cups of water in your slow cooker. Allow the grits to settle into the bottom of the slow cooker by letting the combination sit for about 2 minutes. You'll want to skim the solids off the top of the liquid. To make it easier, tilt the slow cooker slightly and use a fine-mesh strainer. Let the grits sit for 8 hours. A few hours before you're ready to serve, turn the slow cooker on high and cook the grits for two hours stirring after one hour. Once two hours has elapsed, stir in cream, butter, salt, and pepper. You can either transfer the grits to a covered dish or let friends and family scoop straight from the slow cooker for a casual, no-fuss meal.