UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
I love them with salt and butter, but I haven't had them in forever. Even though OK is in the South, there aren't many restuarants that serve them, and the popularity of grits sort of left with my grandparents generation here. The only person who has ever cooked grits for me is my grandmother.
Question: Are grits and Malto-Meal the same thing?
Msllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4): Question: Are grits and Malto-Meal the same thing?
Haven't a clue what Malto-Meal is, buts grits are (this gets complicated) ground Hominy which is corn which has been soaked in lye (and rinsed... obviously.... folks in the South are not stupid they just play it on TV!)... dried and ground up! Thus, Grits!...sometimes referred to as "Hominy Grits"
Quoting YooYoo (Reply 5): how do they taste with absolutely nothing on them?
Maury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
Yum yum. Out here in foodie paradise (northern California) grits ain't happening...but I just got back from NC and managed grits at every breakfast. And ANC is right: not runny and NOT instant. A little salt, a little butter...or redeye gravy...
Craigw From South Africa, joined Aug 2005, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
what you folk are describing sounds like mieliepap (corn) which is cooked in SA in a variety of ways, putupap (the way the zulu's do it, drier and coarser or stywepap (the way most Afrikaners do it) well at least here in Gauteng. In any case it is very lekker (tasty) when served at a braai (BBQ) in a bake, cheese sauce, bacon, mushrooms, tomato and sweet corn.
Pap aka mieliepap, maize meal porridge, putupap etc.
Maize meal is arguably the staple food for most of the population of Africa. Apart from making a delicious breakfast porridge it has now also taken its place in our outdoor cooking culture and is a firm favourite at a bbq in various forms, from stywe pap (cooked to a well set stiff dish) to krummelpap (a crumbly texture.) Add a tomato and onion sauce spiced up with a dash of tobasco and you have a side dish fit for a king.
1.2 litres water (1 1/2 pints)
5 ml salt
300 gram mealie (maize) meal (500 ml)
30-50 ml butter
200 gram cheddar cheese (500 ml)
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 ml black pepper
5 ml dried or 15 ml chopped fresh origanum
15 ml grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
250 ml milk
3 ml salt or seasoning salt
Bring the water and salt to the boil. Add the mealie meal mixing well. Cover with the lid and simmer for 20-30 minutes until done. Stir in the butter and half the cheese. Using a wooden spoon, press half the hot pap into a greased 20 cm X 20 cm ovenproof dish. Arrange half the tomato slices on top and season with pepper and origanum. Cover with the remaining pap and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese and the parmesan over. Beat the eggs, milk and salt together and pour over the pap.
Bake at 180ºC for 80 minutes or until the egg mixture has set. Arrange the remaining tomato slices on top 20 minutes before baking time expires. Serve hot.
Wingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 860 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
I tried it on my most recent trip to visit my dad in MS, tasted like wallpaper paste... on the other hand, I heard 'grits' sometimes stands for 'girls raised in the south', heh...those I might like better when I come out in september.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Oh man! I love grits! Real grits only though, not the instant stuff.
Butter and salt and rarely a little bit of cream cheese in it. MMMMMMMMM!
I do like the occassional bowl of cheese grits too. Wow! I really wish I had a bowl of cheese grits right about now.