1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup grits
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup fresh grated cheddar cheese
Combine the milk, water, grits and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat. Stir constantly until the grits are thick. Usually this takes about 10 minutes. Watch out because as they get thick, they will bubble up and can burn you if it splats you. Fancy word there, huh? When they are nice and thick, turn off the heat and stir in the pepper, butter and cheese. Dish it up and serve. This recipe can be increased for feeding more than 4 people. I hope you enjoy it!