How to Cook Stone-Ground Grits

How to Cook Stone-Ground Grits | The Old Mill

You haven’t tasted grits until you have tasted our stone-ground white or yellow grits, just like we serve in The Old Mill Restaurant every morning. With stone-ground grits you really taste the corn, and we believe they are a unique taste of the Smoky Mountains.

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How to Cook Stone-Ground Grits

How to Cook Stone-Ground Grits | The Old Mill
  • Author: The Old Mill
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: From our Old Mill Restaurant, Breakfast & Brunch, Grits & Grains



  1. Place the water and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat. When boiling, stir in grits.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Some people like to cook their stone-ground grits less time for more texture – 5 to 6 minutes – and others like a longer, slow cook time of 20 minutes. Suit yourself.)
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and butter.
  4. For 2 servings: Use 1 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup grits.
  5. For 8 servings: Use 4 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup grits.
  6. For 24 servings: Use 3 quarts water, 1 tablespoon salt, and 3 cups grits.

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