Let's get started! In a medium size saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil.
Simmer the grits in the uncovered saucepan. Set a timer for 20 minutes and then get ready to stir frequently. This prevents the grits from clumping, which is, frankly, unappetizing.
After 10 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of butter. This helps the grits achieve maximum creaminess. Continue stirring frequently, which by now is your new favorite hobby.
Voila! Delicious, creamy grits. Serve as a side with eggs, bacon and toast for breakfast or show your Southern aptitude by making a Shrimp and Grits dinner entree. Y'all won't be sorry either way!