Creamy Dreamy White Cheddar Grits

Yield:  Serves 12




6 cups water

2 cups half-and-half

3 teaspoons kosher salt

¼ teaspoon white pepper

2 cups quick cooking grits

1 cup grated white cheddar cheese

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed




In a saucepan, combine water, half-and-half, salt and white pepper and bring to a boil.  Slowly pour grits into the boiling water, whisking the entire time (watch out for spattering, the mixture is hot).  Reduce to low heat and continue to whisk often, until thick and completely smooth, about 10 minutes.


Add cheese and stir gently until the cheese melts.  Whisk again to combine.  Turn off heat and allow grits to rest 5 minutes.  Add butter and stir until completely smooth, silky and shiny.




Source:  Flying Biscuit’s Creamy Dreamy White Cheddar Grits – Atlanta Journal Constitution –