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Who Likes Grits?  
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

I should be sleeping but I came across this little nugget.

http://www.boston.com/ae/food/articl...ing_grits_for_the_northern_palate/

It seems that the Southern delicacy of grits are making their way northward. Perhaps we can teach those Yankees what some real food is now.

How do you all like your grits?

I go for salt and some butter. Maybe cheese every once in a while.

My out-laws (damn! I meant in-laws) put sugar on theirs. Blasphemy!


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

Love 'em, but its pretty rare that I have them. Salt, butter and a fried egg on top. Yum!


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User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Thread starter):
I go for salt and some butter. Maybe cheese every once in a while.

I'm of the salt and butter school myself.....Just love the stuff and keep a box of it in my pantry for good ol' American comfort food.

(Also, I never serve polenta without reminding everyone it's really just Grits!)



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

I wish more places served them. Rare here in Chicago.


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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1693 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?

UAL


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

how do they taste with absolutely nothing on them?

Curious



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4):
Question: Are grits and Malto-Meal the same thing?

Nope. Malt-O-Meal is made from wheat comparably to the Yankee abomination that is Cream of Wheat.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 5):
how do they taste with absolutely nothing on them?

Kind of like corn since that is where they come from.



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6785 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

To quote Joe Pesci, "What is a grit?"






YUk...none for me thanks....  Wink


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
Kind of like corn since that is where they come from.

kind of?....you don't sound too convincing that it tastes like anything in particular.

So, wouldn't it be like adding sugar or salt to a plate of paper mache (sp/)?  Wink

I would try it, probably on the sweet end of the spectrum. It sort of reminds me of something my mom makes me..."griessbrei" i usually put brown sugar on top and watch it melt...yummy.



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User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1667 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?



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
Kind of like corn since that is where they come from.

You beat me to it DeltaGator!..... They taste like corn, sort of bland and delicious.... but grits are one of those foods just begging for stuff on top.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Thread starter):
How do you all like your grits?

Salt, Pepper, Butter. Not too runny . . . hate runny grits. And to hell with Instant Grits too . . . gotta be the real thing.

Cheesy grits are ok, but I usually only eat them at Breakfast.

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 9):
(and rinsed... obviously.... folks in the South are not stupid they just play it on TV!

 Wow!

Say it ain't so . . .

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
Kind of like corn since that is where they come from.

Bland as hell . . . .


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 9):
sort of bland



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
Bland as hell

Wow! now i know what all the rave is about  confused 



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

I completely forgot pepper. Salt, pepper, and butter for me to cover up the blandness they have without it.

Shrimp and Grits...one of my favorite Southern dishes.

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 9):
folks in the South are not stupid they just play it on TV!

That way you have low expectations of us and then we can sneak up on you. Momma didn't raise no dummies!



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3496 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

I've only tried grits once with just salt and pepper. Hot sauce sounds like a good thing to try too.


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User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12):
That way you have low expectations of us and then we can sneak up on you. Momma didn't raise no dummies!

Delta Honey! I come from a mixed marriage..... Northern Republican and a Southern Democrat..... My Southern Momma did her best to keep us smart.



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User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1640 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...

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Quoting Maury (Reply 15):
redeye gravy...

Mmmm....I can't wait until the wheels lift off at SFO this Saturday morning. Back home for some good food.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineCraigw From South Africa, joined Aug 2005, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1608 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.

Here is the recipe taken from www.funkymunky.co.za. Add some bacon!
Pap and Cheese Bake

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.

take care
Craig


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Thread starter):

It seems that the Southern delicacy of grits are making their way northward. Perhaps we can teach those Yankees what some real food is now.

Bobby Flay is a native New Yorker and is a definite champion of the humble grits.

Quoting DeltaGator (Thread starter):

My out-laws (damn! I meant in-laws) put sugar on theirs. Blasphemy!

I once had to chide a buddy of mine for doing the same thing one night @ Waffle House. He was from Indiana originally (Part of the Cream of Wheat Belt), so he wasn't trained properly.


I put salt, pepper, butter, and cheese on my grits. I've been known to occassionally put old fashioned sawmill gravy on them instead of cheese.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

From the movie My Cousin Vinny

"How do you like you grits? Regular? Creamy? or aldente?"

"How could it take you five minutes to cook your grits when it takes the entire grit-eating world 20 minutes?"

"Sure, sure I heard of grits. I've just never actually SEEN a grit before"



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4):
Even though OK is in the South,

OK is definately not in the south.



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User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1577 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.  spin 


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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Depends how they're presented.

If they're called polenta, suddenly they're european and they're OK.

You can use about half hominy grits and half corn grits, cook, chill, slice and fry in a bit of olive oil or bacon grease-then salt and pepper. Yummmm!


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1568 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.


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Usually my grits have to be drowned in something... either butter or brown sugar. But if I'm in a rush and I need something to fill my stomach, I will eat them plain.


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25 Glydrflyr : Lewis Grizzard, who wrote for the Atlanta Constitution, had the definitive description/explanation of grits in a column in the paper. It was reproduce
26 KiwiinOz : Anyone got a pic of some grits? Always wondered how they look
27 UAL747 : There are a bunch of Okies that would challenge your statement. Granted, it's not in the "old south" with the likes of plantations etc., but definite
28 Post contains images Garri767 : im from south and actually prefer hashbrowns......... but for those who dont know what they look like , its kinda like gooey mashed potatoes as shown
29 Dc10s4ever : Grits taste like liquid sand. Hate em!
30 J_Hallgren : Being a transplanted Yankee, on the rare occasions when I eat breakfast out (in a Waffle House or similar), I treat them as a modified Cream of Wheat
31 Dougloid : Oklahoma is entirely in a class by itself. I lived in Fayetteville Arkansas and every time I could find an excuse I'd head over the line. The people
32 DeltaGator : Oklahoma is OK by me! I've always had a good time there. Even when I got kicked out of Eskimo Joes in Stillwater and went to the biker nudie bar "Bab
33 YOWza : Tried 'em once, that was enough. Not great, not bad.... YOWza
34 NeilYYZ : Salt and butter works for me. Although it's easier to find a polar bear in texas than it is to find grits in Canada. Oh well, instant grits work just
35 Msllsmith : Half of me is from Bartlesville, OK..... tell them they're not from the south! My grandmother served grits, my mother served grits and on occasion I
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