Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 14 mins

This is about as southern as you can get.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add water and salt to a saucepan; bring to a boil; stir in grits.
  2. Cook grits until done, following the package directions.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat.
  4. Add in bacon and 1 tablespoon butter; stir until the butter melts.
  5. Pour grits into a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loafpan.
  6. Cool; cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  7. Remove grits by turning the pan over; cut loaf into 1/2 inch slices.
  8. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter in a large fry pan.
  9. Fry slices over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.


Most Helpful

Fantastic! Soft on the inside crunchy on the outside. Just like we had when I was younger (sometimes mom would use sausage intead of bacon). I prepared exactly as written. yummmm! Thanks!

PuzzledOne February 15, 2012

Yes, thank you for posting this! The memory of it had died out in my family until I saw this recipe. We had them for breakfast this morning!

Morgorond April 19, 2009

My grandmother always prepared grits this way. She served them at breakfast with warm maple syrup. They were yummy. I learned how to cook from her and this has always been a favorite of mine. I need to make it more often. This is the best grits recipe. Thanks for posting.

Julie in TX May 12, 2005

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