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    A thought provoking Question ---- What is Grits?

    The stuff you eat!

    +8  Views: 1040 Answers: 16 Posted: 11 years ago

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    Did you see the movie , My Cousin Vinny ?  The time it takes to cook grits helped to establish the timeline for a murder.

    fjoel

    Good movie.
    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    I liked it.
    doolittle

    Great Movie!
    witchway

    Yes! Was that instant grits? LOL

    Grits would be a bowl of tasteless mush.  Some people top with butter, salt and pepper, while others use cream and sugar.  (I see that Ed uses a combination of both.)


    Southerners (USA) ...I know, I know, I know....you LOVE them!  I think they're nothing more than a tasteless tummy filler.          lol!

    doolittle

    This is why I use a lot of Maple Syrup...they taste much better that way!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Maple syrup can fix anything! lol

    It's the poor man's version of Italian Polenta.

    valR

    You don't need to be rich to have italian polenta. You need to know how to make it. Actually the Romanian version is called MAMALIGA and used to be the poor Romanian breakfast lunch and dinner staple - instead of bread - and is the best, no comparison to grits!
    digger

    You're right, polenta is cheap but you do have to know how to avoid the presence of lumps. I have polenta at least once a month and I always over-indulge. Constant whisking until fully cooked is the only way to do it correctly.

    Hello.. Georgia Girl here.... LOL..... Grits are ground corn. And it is a sin in the South to put sugar or milk in them... (I am a sinner) Salt ,pepper, butter and what ever else you are eating mixed in is perfectly acceptable. (eggs, bacon,sausage, hot sauce...... ) 

    doolittle

    I too have sinned. I am assuming that Male Syrup is the Worst type of sugar to place on grits.
    Jenn

    Yes, Joe-Doo... you need a spankin!!!!

    To me, it is a kind of hot breakfast cereal that has no flavor until you add sugar or honey. 

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Echo!
    doolittle

    Maple Syrup :)

    They are really good at least to me, they taste like rice however I like to eat grits with butter, cream and sugar. They were at one time just a byproduct of corn hominy.

    bulletman

    Ed, it is actually corn, is that correct.
    Ed1530

    Yes and No but mainly yes. You know how there are different kinds of apples and different apples have different tastes and size to them. That is what it is like with hominy is not like the yellow small corn curdles but is much bigger. In addition, grits at one time was just the dust from the milling process of the hominy however now that it has become so popular that I believe they just crush the hominy so they can have enough grits to sell.
    bulletman

    thanks Ed, i'm asking the question for my boss, he mention they had grits in the movie 'My Cousin Vinny' and he wanted to know what are grits i told him i will find out from the Americans on Aka, i knew you's guys would know.

    I have a big bag of them on my kitchen counter. I love grits with salt, pepper and butter, maybe some hot sauce. I have a friend who loves them with a runny egg on top.  I'll also cook them with garlic and add cheese.....

    Ducky

    Moderator
    I had them once with garlic and cheese and they tasted better that way...still not my favorite food, but better. :)

    grits plural of grits (Noun)


    Noun: A dish of coarsely ground corn kernels boiled with water or milk.The kernels from which this dish is made.


    I think there  bigger in the southern USA than up north...

    Jenn

    They eat cream of wheat up north.
    daren1

    You right about that jenn..
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Southerners argue that there is NO COMPARISON between cream of wheat and their grits but that's the way I see it too...they're the same thing. :)
    doolittle

    We Yanks also eat oatmeal.

    They are a lot more popular in the southern states than the northern ones. I don't even know if you could purchase them in the supermarket where I live...I don't recall ever seeing them there. I love southern cooking, but grits isn't on my list of favorites.

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Southern cooking....yummy! (except grits) :)

    ground up white or yellow corn,add grits to water to cook. It makes a soft cereal or mush.Add sugar,or honey and milk. Flavor to your pleasure.

    doolittle

    Maple Syrup! :)
    fjoel

    yummy..

    coursely ground hulled grain... it didn't provoque any thought in my mind. What am I missing?

    doolittle

    The corn!

    "Grits is what I does"  with my teeth when I am overly tempted to say something I really shouldn't.  

    Ducky

    Moderator
    LOL!! Me too but it doesn't always work for me!

    Very thought provoking indeed! I think it tastes like wallpaper paste. I believe it's something the south serves to us notherners when we visit, sort of like their little inside joke.

    Ducky

    Moderator
    They whisper to each other..."Watch this ya'll"
    witchway

    I knew it Ducky! LOL

    Here's what my maw used to do with "grits"...roast the dry cornmeal in a cast iron pan without oil  just to heat it up...meanwhile you've fried up some onions with bacon bits and then add a couple cups of milk to the hot cornmeal and a few beaten eggs,and stir in the fried bacon-onion mixture...then sprinkle a few pinches of crushed black peppercorns on there and pop it in a 350 degrees F oven for 45-50 minutes and Voila!...delicious heart-attack on a plate! Grits...Polish style it's called Natchinka.Peace.

    Bob/PKB

    yummy
    bulletman

    Lindilou, i have never had grits and that recipe sounds delicious. thanks.:)
    lindilou

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    Without bacon this is one of 12 traditional vegetarian dishes at Christmastime from the Ukraine/Poland and it is truly a yummy winter dish!

    all my stuff! ;-)

    Bob/PKB

    LOL Very appropriate answer!

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