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4-6 slicebacon or 1/2 cup diced ham
2-3 Tbspbacon drippings
3/4-1 cquick cooking grits
·salt/pepper to taste
How to Make Southern Ham or Bacon Grits
- Fry bacon until crisp,reserving 2 tablespoons drippings (make sure you get the bits in the bottom of the pan)Set bacon aside.If using ham,fry diced ham in additional 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings.
- In small sauce pan,add your water and 2 tablespoons bacon drippings,bring to a boil.When boiling,add salt and/or pepper and grits.Pour grits slowly into water as you stir or they will lump.
- Cover and reduce heat to low or med/low.Cook for 5-10 minutes.The longer you cook them,the creamier they will get.
- Add ham or crumbled bacon into grits...enjoy.