Sous Vide Buttery Grits


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Recipe Temp 180 F / 82.2 C
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Any Southerner knows that the best grits are cooked low and slow. This technique presents a problem when you’re cooking on a stovetop because, if you’re not stirring constantly, the grits stick to the bottom of the pot and scorch. Cooking grits in the Anova Sous Vide Precision cooker eliminates the problem, yielding soft, creamy grits with almost zero effort.
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Ingredients for 2

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/2 cup coarse-ground grits or polenta

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Step 1

    Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 180ºF (82ºC).

  • Step 2

    Combine all ingredients in a large zipper lock bag. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique. Place the bag in the water bath and set the timer for 3 hours.

    • Finishing Steps

    • Step 1

      When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath, transfer grits to a bowl, and serve.

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