1 medium sized sweet potato, about 15 oz
3/4 cup dry grits
4 cups water
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove. Peel and slice the sweet potato in two. Drop the potato in the boiling water and simmer until very tender --- about 15 minutes. When your potato is tender (falls apart when a fork is stuck in it), drain the water and place the potato back in the pot. Roughly mash with a large fork or potato masher. Set aside.
In another pot, bring the four cups of water to a boil. Add the grits, salt and garlic salt and simmer for about 12 minutes, until thick. Add the maple syrup, mashed sweet potato, butter and cumin. Stir well and continue cooking until desired thick consistency is met. Season with additional garlic salt to taste.