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Grits. What can you do with them?
« on: August 11, 2013, 01:25:55 PM »
I like the Quaker Instant grits...but I can only get butter flavor at the store. Amazon only seems to sell in large Costco style boxes. Now I bumped into a #10 can of survival grits at Amazon for like $8 bucks (good for 25+ years).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IPV2OU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3QT5A3E30OMFB
They also sell cans of cornmeal for the same price.
Number 10 cans are way bigger than coffee cans for you non-prepper types.

I'm thinking of stepping up my game and buying  5 pound bag of grits. The key is it needs to be microwaveable.

I've added hamburger and shredded cheese, but what else will you toss into the breakfast food?
How do you prepare your grits for breakfast

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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 01:33:45 PM »
As a kid I liked to chop up my sausage/ham/bacon, eggs and mix it all up together in my grits.....of course that was with a lot of salt, pepper and butter. Damn good with a few of momma's hot bisquits and a glass of cold whole milk.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 01:46:38 PM »
Regular, creamy, or Al Dente...


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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 01:46:54 PM »
I like the Quaker Instant grits...but I can only get butter flavor at the store. Amazon only seems to sell in large Costco style boxes. Now I bumped into a #10 can of survival grits at Amazon for like $8 bucks (good for 25+ years).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IPV2OU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3QT5A3E30OMFB
They also sell cans of cornmeal for the same price.
Number 10 cans are way bigger than coffee cans for you non-prepper types.

I'm thinking of stepping up my game and buying  5 pound bag of grits. The key is it needs to be microwaveable.

I've added hamburger and shredded cheese, but what else will you toss into the breakfast food?
How do you prepare your grits for breakfast

The grits you get in big bags or cans are not microwave food.

You'll find two kind of grits in a big bag. "Old-fashioned grits", which are ground, dried hominy (which is different from plain cornmeal), take about 20 minutes to cook. "Quick grits" are partially cooked, dried, then ground more finely, take about 5 minutes. I'm partial to old-fashioned grits.

I make grits different ways:

1. Plain with salt. Add butter and pepper when you eat them. Seved with eggs, and bacon, sausage, ham, or steak.
2. Plain with salt, Served with sausage gravy.
3. Cheese, butter, and garlic.
4. Cooked with beef broth, chopped up beef, mushrooms, and diced onions (sofkey- it's Indian food). I've also made sofkey with leftover smoked brisket. Mmmmm.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 01:53:31 PM »
I lke the biscuits and gravy idea and adding in some grits.

I would just do a search for grits recipes and go through the ingredients on each and see if it appeals to you.

Here's a start:

http://southernfood.about.com/cs/gritsrecipes/a/grits_recipes_2.htm

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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 04:57:56 PM »
When grits get cold they turn to rubber.....make patties out of the cold grits and fry in a skillet.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 05:15:20 PM »
What can you do with grits?

Throw 'em out -- nasty ass things.  :nunchuck:
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 10:09:24 PM »
I've learned to eat them since living in the South, but I don't cook them myself...

I want them with cheese, lots of butter, salt, pepper and a bit of hot sauce or peppers in them.

All that stuff hides the taste of the grits.   :lol:

But if they get cold, all bets are off, cause then they are like wallpaper paste.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 10:28:26 PM »
They are disgusting!!
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 09:58:47 AM »
What can you do with grits?

Throw 'em out -- nasty ass things.  :nunchuck:


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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2013, 10:03:18 AM »
You grits haters can just kiss my grits........ :-)
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 10:11:13 AM »
I like mine creamy.

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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2013, 10:19:18 AM »
You grits haters can just kiss my grits........ :-)

Okay.  :-*    :tongue:

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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2013, 10:20:04 AM »
They serve grits all over the world.  It's called polenta.

I keep hearing they're supposed to be creamy, but I've never had a creamy bowl of grits in my life. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2013, 10:23:01 AM »
They serve grits all over the world.  It's called polenta.

I keep hearing they're supposed to be creamy, but I've never had a creamy bowl of grits in my life. 

AFAIK, the only parts of the world that offer polenta are in the Mediterranean.

Your point, however, is well taken. This stuff made from corn is boiled in water or stock and served up as some kind of starch dish. That's done in many areas of the world, except for northern Europe. People there mostly think of corn as being animal fodder.
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2013, 10:26:05 AM »
You grits haters can just kiss my grits........ :-)

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2013, 01:04:50 PM »
Don't think I've ever eaten grits.

Years ago, I used to make fried corn meal mush.  Cook the cornmeal in water the night before, put into an oiled bread pan and refrigerate.

When ready to eat, take the loaf of cold mush out of the pan, slice, dip in flour and fry til golden brown.  Serve with butter.  You can also put syrup or jelly on them like a pancake.


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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2013, 02:01:59 PM »
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Leave them dry and use as chicken scratch.
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2013, 02:05:26 PM »


Leave them dry and use as chicken scratch.

^^^^This. The chickens can't tell the difference between the grits and the mouse turds that accompany them.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2013, 08:56:32 AM »
LOVE grits!!! I stock up whenever I go down South!  That and Duke's mayo except now they sell that up here  :yahoo:
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2013, 09:24:22 AM »
Now you have done it, Grits.

1970 , Honolulu, in the hospital.  My room mate ordered Grits for breakfast.   This Yankee who had only been introduced to a corn dog a year before had no idea what she was ordering.

I was hungry so decided to give this what ever with a strange name a try.    Mine was served with butter s&p and a boiled egg.   

I do not know if it was due to my being so hungry or what but it began a life long love affair with that funny sounding food.

We have a ton of breakfast shops up here but the only one I know of to get Grits and eggs is at the inter state truck stop.   Grits with an egg sunny side up on top, darn in the very cold weather it is a rib sticker.

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2013, 09:35:26 AM »
Now you have done it, Grits.

1970 , Honolulu, in the hospital.  My room mate ordered Grits for breakfast.   This Yankee who had only been introduced to a corn dog a year before had no idea what she was ordering.

I was hungry so decided to give this what ever with a strange name a try.    Mine was served with butter s&p and a boiled egg.   

I do not know if it was due to my being so hungry or what but it began a life long love affair with that funny sounding food.

We have a ton of breakfast shops up here but the only one I know of to get Grits and eggs is at the inter state truck stop.   Grits with an egg sunny side up on top, darn in the very cold weather it is a rib sticker.

Vesta, you can get them boxed. They are usually in the cereal aisle, with the oatmeal and cream of wheat section..
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2013, 10:02:57 AM »
I LOVE GRITS!  Red Eye gravy, fried eggs, karo syrup and homemade bisquits!  Oh Geezus! :hyper:







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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2013, 10:29:51 AM »
Vesta, you can get them boxed. They are usually in the cereal aisle, with the oatmeal and cream of wheat section..

Yes I have tried them out and still cannot find the taste of the southern brands.   When I go south for a visit I bring back the brands from Food Lion we cannot get up here. I pack the back of the trunk with cases of canned and bagged foods that have yet to make their way up to this area.

You see I have this thing about spending money for food at 3 X the price I can make at home.  

Now Walmart has some great meats for $50.00 I can make a steak dinner for 4 that would cost$100.00 bucks + with all the fixens + add in the tip at a steak house. $ total $145.00 .  My cost, $65.00.  

So when I want authentic taste I can not get at home I go alooking and sometimes find a place I cannot duplicate at home.

Piggley Wiggley stores carry some kind of breading for fried chicken that will knock your socks off but try to find that up here.

I would love to go west and bring home some real tortillas both flour and corn in tins.  The crap we get up here in plastic bags unrefrigerated is an insult to good food.




    

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2013, 10:36:54 AM »
Yes I have tried them out and still cannot find the taste of the southern brands.   When I go south for a visit I bring back the brands from Food Lion we cannot get up here. I pack the back of the trunk with cases of canned and bagged foods that have yet to make their way up to this area.

You see I have this thing about spending money for food at 3 X the price I can make at home.  

Now Walmart has some great meats for $50.00 I can make a steak dinner for 4 that would cost$100.00 bucks + with all the fixens + add in the tip at a steak house. $ total $145.00 .  My cost, $65.00.  

So when I want authentic taste I can not get at home I go alooking and sometimes find a place I cannot duplicate at home.

Piggley Wiggley stores carry some kind of breading for fried chicken that will knock your socks off but try to find that up here.

I would love to go west and bring home some real tortillas both flour and corn in tins.  The crap we get up here in plastic bags unrefrigerated is an insult to good food.




    
Have you tried buying foodstuff online?? like southern grits? look up Pigglywiggly website..
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