How to Make Grits
- Heat the water to boiling in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Pour in the grits very gradually, stirring the whole time to prevent lumps.
- Add the salt, reduce the heat to low (one or two bubbles should rise to the top at a time), and cook, stirring constantly, until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Grits should be as thick as oatmeal, not runny or stiff.
- If the grits get too thick toward the end of the cooking time, stir in a little hot water.
- Serve hot.