Sweet Potato Grits
This recipe adapted from relish.com pairs two Southern staples for brunch or dinner.
2 cups water
3 cups milk
1 cup stone-ground grits
2 medium sweet potatoes, grated
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon butter
Combine water and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Slowly add grits, whisking constantly. Add sweet potato and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer until grits are thick and creamy, 45 to 60 minutes. Stir in spices and butter. Makes 6 servings.
Per serving: 157 calories (35 percent from fat), 6.1 g fat, (3.5 g saturated, 1.5 g monounsaturated), 17.2 mg cholesterol, 5.2 g protein, 20.5 g carbohydrate, 1.6 g fiber, 183 mg sodium.