Popcorn Grits

Popcorn Grits

Popcorn Grits

A spicy and buttery twist on traditional grits

 Prep Time: 20 minutes Servings: 2


  • 1 bag of (no butter) popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (Banner Butter)
  • 1 Capsco Smoky Infuser
  • 3 cups of water
  • Salt
  • Smoked Out Pepper Flakes for additional heat (optional)


  1. Cook your popcorn kernels for the recommended amount of time (pour unpopped kernels out of top of the bag if possible)
  2. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil (with a Capsco Smoky Infuser) and then take it down to a simmer (remove The Smoky Infuser before next step)
  3. Pour popped popcorn into simmering water, submerge, and let it sit for 30-45 seconds
  4. Strain the popcorn
  5. Put popcorn into a food mill or thin strainer (should be roughly toothpick size holes).. now it's time to mash! You should now have a grits-like texture and look to your popcorn. You can also press popcorn through a fine colander if you do not have a food mill--we bought ours on Amazon for pretty cheap.
  6. Add 1.5 tbsp butter to a pan, heat it to medium-low heat, and add in your popcorn grits after it has melted.
  7. Throw in another 1.5 tbsp of butter and sprinkle kosher salt to taste. Mix this around and then you are ready to serve!

Additional garnishing ideas: Pepper, Smoked Out Pepper Flakes, Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Peppers

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