Make the grits: In a small pot, bring water, milk, and salt to a boil. Slowly stir grits into boiling mixture. Stir continuously and thoroughly until grits are well mixed. Let the pot return to a boil, cover pot with a lid, lower the temperature, and cook for approximately 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more water if necessary. Grits are done when they have the consistency of smooth cream of wheat. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the butter and set aside.
While grits are cooking, roast or boil the sweet potatoes. Peel cooked sweet potatoes, place in a large bowl and mash. When smooth, add in cinnamon, molasses, cream and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Whip cooked grits into sweet potato mixture.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
As a Southerner I use stone-ground grits in my cooking. However, for the wider audience provided by BigOven, I have altered my original recipe to use quick grits (an acceptable but unsouthern accommodation). For y'all Yankees, most grits in your grocery stores are called "quick." The corn is ground very fine and then quickly steamed. Quick grits cook in much less time than coarsely ground traditional grits and I will admit - they definitely do come in handy. I will not, however, accept instant grits in any way shape or form - they are an abomination, unworthy of human consumption!
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (106g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 108 (47%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12g||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.4g||37 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 34.9mg||11 %|
|Sodium 66.7mg||2 %|
|Potassium 138.6mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 28.4g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.2g||13 %|
|Sugars, other 25.2g|
|Protein 3.2g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 228
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