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Re: Grits
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 05:41:12 PM »
Grits are made of corn, and since they didn't have corn in europe, I don't know about a middle east origin. I would think maybe it was a food prepared by the Amercian Indians.

But an interesting debate is the forbidden fruit in the Adam and Eve story. It was never stated to be an apple and scholars believe it might be one of 4 plants.

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2011, 07:43:32 PM »
If you want the BEST grits and the BEST pancake mix then go here and buy some. None better in the USA.

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Re: Grits
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2011, 12:10:04 AM »
Here's another place to get fantastic grits!  They don't use any preservatives and don't grind it until you order it. It is absolutely the best grits I've ever had and believe me, you can tell a difference.  They also have other fresh ground products and will ship.

Logan's Turnpike Mill located on 19/129 five miles south of Blairsville, Georgia (North Georgia in the mountains) at mile marker 8.
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2019, 06:58:34 PM »
.Know it’s an old post but love it. I grew up in Texas and My grandma used to feed us grits all the time for breakfast. Butter and sugar on them. I wouldn’t have told her that wasn’t allowed. Cotton picker during the depression from around Avoca Texas. She was a character. Would stand on a red ant bed barefoot and hold her breath to show us kids they wouldn’t bite.
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2019, 08:20:16 PM »
 :D Jeff's post yesterday about his puny condition had me thinking he needed an express shipment with some strong salty red eye gravy.
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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2019, 08:12:59 PM »
I had shrimp and grits at an oyster bar in Newport News VA, a couple weeks ago.  It was quite tasty with a spicy red sauce.  The grits were pretty good, but not like what I make.  They were creamy smooth and white.  So I suppose they were hominy grits, but what makes them smooth?  Is that what instant grits are like?  Or maybe they had them simmering on the stove for couple hours?

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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2019, 08:50:20 PM »
Probably just the grind.


 
I had this bowl a couple of weeks ago and the grits were yellow and coarse grind.  You can actually see the coarseness in the picture.


 
This is a good brand of yellow grits.
They are all hominy grits but as you found, grits ain't necessarily grits because of what the package says.  Most all of the restaurant grits here are white.


 
We only use yellow grits and also yellow cornmeal for our cornbread.
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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2019, 10:16:53 PM »
I tried grits and although I like corn they were not something I would go back for. Probably instant, they are virtually unknown here. Cornbread, now that's a whole 'nuther story. I had never seen or heard of it until we visited mom's family in the east but sure enjoyed it with maple syrup. Don't bother looking for it here in the west either.
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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2019, 11:10:03 PM »
Yip, MM, I use the same brand as you.

Sawguy, I feel bad for you.  I don't know where you can get your hands on some good grits,

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« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2019, 08:57:02 AM »
Oh you southerners who insist that you invented grits.
Right on MMs favorite brand it says also known as polenta.
Polenta originated in northern Italy and as Italy is MUCH older than the good ol USA and especially the unglaciated south You must have purloined the stuff.
Oh the misinformation!
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« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2019, 09:38:57 AM »
Oh the misinformation!
Yes Sir, misinformation: Corn in Italy    and   Maize

Google is your friend.  :)
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« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2019, 02:36:10 PM »
MM:  Location: Finger Lakes region of NY

Nuff said!!!! ;D
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« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2019, 05:55:01 PM »
Yes, but he is such a nice guy. 
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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2019, 08:03:04 PM »
Grit's can be tasteless grains of sand or pure heaven. try the first recipe in this pdf, don't skip or short change any ingredient, and you will bow your head in prayer.

http://www.themooregroupofsc.com/Documents/Charleston%2034%20shrimp%20and%20grits%20Recipes.pdf
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« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2019, 08:07:56 PM »
how do I make the reference "click on"?
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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2019, 07:35:44 AM »
The Native Americans invented grits.  Just like corn, tomatoes that the Italians are so famous for also came from the New World. 
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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2019, 09:05:27 AM »
Sooo last evening PatD asked what I wanted for supper.  I had requested  Wendy's "Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger" for lunch so no "leftovers" there.  I then said that there is always Eggs & Grits.


 
Well she did it a bit differently which was a surprise and very nice.  Grits with a couple of Hot Tamales.  food6
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« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2019, 03:41:29 PM »
With all this talk of how good Grits are I thought I better try some and there not to bad all I could find up here in the great white north were white Grits so that's what we tried tomorrow we will have some with eggs and home made sausage should be good. Randy

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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2019, 05:16:21 PM »
   I don't know who invented grits. Did they have corn/maize in Africa before the settlers found this country? Mealies is a staple diet for many of the African tribes we visited while I was working and vacationing over there. I watched a Himba lady in Namibia where we were camping adjacent to her village grind a batch with a couple of river stones then boiled them over coals from a corn cob fire using about a 1-2 quart pot that looked like one of our 3 legged washpots. 

   I cut a dead ash for firewood today and came in and my wife had fried a batch of catfish fillets, made a batch of cole slaw and cooked a saucepan full of yellow grits and I warmed up leftover baked beans to go with them and it was a first rate meal.
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2019, 07:47:19 PM »
The Mayans of Central America domesticated corn and invented grits.  Long before the Spaniards arrived with their diseases.
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