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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2016, 12:36:59 PM »
I eat 'em like they were trying to get away.

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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2016, 04:01:48 PM »
Usually eat 'em  with lots of butter and Tony"s Cajun seasoning.  Also cheese grits or cheese grits and shrimp.  Not really a bad way to eat grits.  Momma used to make what we called cold fried grits.  Take the leftover grits from breakfast, or make a batch just for this, and spread them out in a flat pan about half an inch thick.  Let them set up then cut into squares and fry them in bacon grease.  Yummy.  Haven't had that in a long time.  May have to make some this next week.
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2016, 04:41:43 PM »
We have Sriracha, wonder if that would make them edible ;D.
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2016, 06:56:12 PM »
WLC,

   You did not learn to eat grits like that in Alaska. Fess up - where did you develop so much culture.

    My wife has a niece there in Wasilla who spent several years in Alabama. May she has been giving cooking classes.
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« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2016, 10:49:51 PM »
WLC,

   You did not learn to eat grits like that in Alaska. Fess up - where did you develop so much culture.

    My wife has a niece there in Wasilla who spent several years in Alabama. May she has been giving cooking classes.

Good ole southern boy here, just transplanted to the frozen north about 11 years ago.  Called Georgia home the first 40 years of my life and learnt all my bad habits there. :D

It's be funny if I knew your niece, We actually live just outside of Wasilla.

ETA: We actually get grits, REAL grits, sent up here from my mom and dad.  There is a water turned grist mill near where I grew up that has been in continuous operation since 1876.  They make good grits on those old grind stones.
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2016, 01:25:40 PM »
WLC,

   You did not learn to eat grits like that in Alaska. Fess up - where did you develop so much culture.

    My wife has a niece there in Wasilla who spent several years in Alabama. May she has been giving cooking classes.

Good ole southern boy here, just transplanted to the frozen north about 11 years ago.  Called Georgia home the first 40 years of my life and learnt all my bad habits there. :D

It's be funny if I knew your niece, We actually live just outside of Wasilla.

ETA: We actually get grits, REAL grits, sent up here from my mom and dad.  There is a water turned grist mill near where I grew up that has been in continuous operation since 1876.  They make good grits on those old grind stones.

WLC,

   I would not be surprised. I met a boy in northern Mongolia who had been my daughter's patient in Charlotte NC. Niece's name in Kimberly (Kimmie) and married to Chad. They have 2 boys. Let me know if you run into them.
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2017, 12:14:21 PM »
For those who HATE grits, there's hope!  My mom was from south GA (& despised grits), while dad was from OH (& loved them).  As a kid growing up, I didn't like them at all.

It was only when I was older that I discovered the joy of stone ground yellow corn grits.  They've got a great corn flavor, and are not smooth yucky sticky library paste in texture.  They're coarse enough to give you some "chunkiness".

I buy mine from Nora Mill Granary out of Helen GA ( http://www.noramill.com/ ).  I buy them in 10-20# batches, and vacuum pack & freeze them for use here at home.

My basic recipe (from mom) is 3 cups boiling water, salt to taste (~1/2 tsp to start), a tablespoon of butter, a cup of yellow grits.  When the grits are almost done (after 15-20 minutes), throw in a handful of shredded cheddar cheese & stir.  Top with black pepper, and eat.  My entire family likes them this way.

DO NOT (as I did) hate grits based on store-bought corn meal type grits.  Yucky tasteless pasty garbage.

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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2017, 02:37:41 PM »
Cruffler,

   That sounds very much like the grits I grew up with. My mentor (like an adopted grandfather when I was a kid and young man) took his corn to mill and had it ground. He'd separate his meal from his grits and even his fine grits from the coarse ones. We'd eat them with fish and game along with hushpuppies and vegetables he grew in his garden. You are definitely right about the home ground grits having a lot more flavor than the store bought ones. Then again, I always thought yellow corn had more flavor that white corn anyway whether meal, grits, hominy or corn chips. May be my imagination but my imagination says yellow has more taste than white.
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2017, 01:10:48 PM »
I think the yellow grits DO have more corn flavor than the white ones.  I've tried Nora Mill's white grits, and they don't taste as good as the yellow grits.

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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2017, 10:04:01 PM »
We had sweet corn left over in the garden this year so I dried a bunch upstairs in the barn and when it was dried,twisted the kernels off and grind up what we need as we need it.
I've cooked it up as grits and liked it a lot and regularly make corn pancakes served with butter and cane syrup.I eat them most every weekend for breakfast.

It also makes a great cornbread(no flour) which is good with chili or stew.

So a few pics of the process. I wanted to ask if these would be considered corn grits or is there another name?





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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2017, 10:16:01 PM »
Paul,

   I'd say yes. The only difference between grits and corn meal is how fine it is ground. Both are made from grinding dried corn.

    I have seen Himba women in Namibia make them using a flat rock and a round river rock as a mortar and pestle. They cooked them in 1 quart/liter pots shaped like our old washpots over a fire made of the cobs. I think in Africa they are called "mealies". A lot more fiber in theirs than ours. I remember buying dry corn in the local markets in Cameroon and having a local miller grind them for me. Tasted pretty much like what I was used to at home.
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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2017, 10:28:24 PM »
WV,
All this talk of corn grits is making me hungry. You've eaten grits the world round  :)
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2017, 10:43:31 PM »
Paul, that is some good looking corn bread.   food6
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2017, 11:13:44 PM »
We have Sriracha, wonder if that would make them edible ;D.

I dont think that that would help, that would make them twice worser. :-X
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2017, 11:25:51 PM »
Now that corn bread looks yummy.
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2017, 11:42:33 PM »
Paul,

   I have eaten them on 5 continents so far. If/When I get to Australia I may have to see how they taste with Vegemite. I don't know if I could get the water to boil long enough in Antarctica to cook them there if I ever get there. It is refreshing to see you neighbors to the north making and enjoying them. :D

   The cornbread does look good. I have 2 confessions though - #1. I actually like to add a little sugar in my cornbread mix. #2. I am married to a mean woman. Ever since she found I prefer the corners of the cornbread she has made it in a round pan just for spite.
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2017, 11:55:25 PM »
NO NO Not vegimate that stuff is discusting.  electricuted-smiley electricuted-smiley
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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2017, 12:03:22 AM »
Paul, that is some good looking corn bread.   food6

It was sweet but no sugar added,just corn,egg,butter,salt and baking soda  :)
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2017, 07:40:19 AM »
Good Cornbread has to be made in a black iron skillet.   


 
Rather than like a pie, but if you slice it like this there are 4 big "crusty" pieces.   ;)
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Re: How do you eat your grits?
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2017, 08:05:23 AM »
Paul,

I bet that your homemade grits taste much better and more "corny" than the store bought ones. 
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