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Old 01-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #31
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Cheese grits are great. My aunt who had plenty of money made up baking dishes full of cheese grits and froze them so she could have them to serve when she had company. Yes, we are in the South. Her recipe also included garlic. They were delicious. Now I forgot to buy grits so I will have to settle for flaxseed pancakes in the morning. Pout Pout
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #32
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Darn! I want some grits now....and being in England... Not a chance... Sniff!

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #33
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oh dang we have a thread dedicated to our grits discussion a few days ago! I have some grits in my cupboard too and i guess i'll be enjoying that tomorrow for breakfast!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #34
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Well, since we're being so Suthun....

When you make the grits and sausage recipe, don't clean the sausage pan! And leave a bit of sausage in that pan.
Make white sausage gravy (make a roux with the pan leavings, butter, and a bit of flour, add a lot of milk, pepper lavishly).

Make biscuits. If you are Suthun, that recipe was imprinted on your brain at birth and you firmly believe you are the only one who makes 'em this way. If you are - horrors - not Suthun, I reccomend Alton Brown's recipe.

Serve the grits slices with biscuit, gravy, and sliced fresh tomato slathered with mayo/salt/pepper.


PS I am Suthun born and bred, but by way of New Orleans where breakfast is gallons of chickory coffee and beignets .... preferably at Cafe du Monde ...... and let's not go there on this thread.
We like biscuits and sausage/pepper gravy up here too! Don't have it too often, but I do have two packages of sausage on hand, so maybe I'll have with grits and eggs in the morning.

Then maybe more sausage another day with the gravy! Good idea!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #35
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So, what other things can I make from grits? Any recipes? (Like... oatmeal can be made into a bunch of other things, well.. like cookies. What about grits?)
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I think you are thinking Polenta, which is finely ground corn meal, and grits are ground hominy. At least this is what the internet search leads me to believe! SO, I don't think you can use grits to make Polenta.
Yellow grits and polenta are the same thing...cornmeal, basically!
IMO, they have more of a corn flavor, & I like them for cheesy/savory dishes.

White grits are a bit more tender and finely ground, usually made from hominy.
IMO, more bland...but I've had them with cinnamon & butter, or any way you would flavor oatmeal or cream of wheat.

I used to make polenta (sometimes with milk instead of water) and add sauteed garlic, rosemary, basil, parsley, Parmesan cheese, butter & olive oil, sometimes slivers of sundried tomatoes...very good with ratatouille! Also very good the next day, fried in olive oil or butter. Or as mattsmama suggested--bacon fat!

The ehow recipe looks interesting, but I have never used a batter.

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #36
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Grits made with cheese and shrimp are absolutely delicious (and I imagine would be even more so with some bacon thrown in!)
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:29 PM   #37
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How I would LOVE some cheese grits, sausage, biscuits and gravy!!! Yeah, pasteries are yummy, too but every now and then, one needs some good ol' suthun grub!
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I like them with butter and parmason cheese or sausage.
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I like them with butter and parmason cheese or sausage.
I'm going to try them with sausage next. DH had never had them before, and so I was the experienced gourmand, having had them once previously. LOL Just had them with butter melting all over them and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

We both like the stuff, so will be having it again occasionally. Something kinda' different for a change. Not going to give up the fried potatoes with breakfast on occasion either though.

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You can get polenta almost anywhere in southern Europe, and it's even more delicious than grits, I think. My dad used to make grits with red eye gravy and ham. My husband makes polenta with vast quantities of butter, garlic, and sharp cheddar. It's wonderful as a base for sausage or any pasta sauce.
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You can get polenta almost anywhere in southern Europe, and it's even more delicious than grits, I think. My dad used to make grits with red eye gravy and ham. My husband makes polenta with vast quantities of butter, garlic, and sharp cheddar. It's wonderful as a base for sausage or any pasta sauce.
I have a big ham on hand, so I'll make ham & grits & the gravy from the ham before it's all gone. Sounds good.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:05 AM   #42
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I like to add butter, salt (maybe a dash of pepper), a splash of milk, and a pinch of sugar.

They are wonderful eaten with fried eggs and the runny yolk mixes in with the grits!

Or could add some pancake syrup to them.

I have some individual serving packets in the freezer and I forget about them because I'm the only one in the family that likes them, but I think I will make some tomorrow with eggs and sausage links and maybe waffles!
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:53 AM   #43
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I made cheese grits Sunday morning for breakfast. Yummm, takes me back to childhood. They were awesome!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #44
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I've found that when I'm on a plan that allows you to have anything you choose, there is so MUCH to choose from! Endless choices, or as they say... so much to eat, not enough meals!

So now I've discovered grits and will need to wedge them into a rotation as well.

I do still have a small loaf pan of the leftover grits that have congealed. I am going to do the slice, egg & then flour, and fry them crispy idea that I read here. So then cover with gravy or cheese sauce, I guess. Or maybe like a meatloaf (gritsloaf) sandwich thing with a slice of fresh tomato?

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:37 AM   #45
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I've found that when I'm on a plan that allows you to have anything you choose, there is so MUCH to choose from! Endless choices, or as they say... so much to eat, not enough meals!

So now I've discovered grits and will need to wedge them into a rotation as well.

I do still have a small loaf pan of the leftover grits that have congealed. I am going to do the slice, egg & then flour, and fry them crispy idea that I read here. So then cover with gravy or cheese sauce, I guess. Or maybe like a meatloaf (gritsloaf) sandwich thing with a slice of fresh tomato?

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I agree - so many tasty foods to fit in, lol.

I made a small pan of grits yesterday but since I'm the only one here who likes them, most of it is leftover. I may do the frying method and see if the family likes that. I remember my Mom would sometimes buy a roll of something - I think it was corn polenta or "mush" or something, and would slice and fry it! Mmm. And if the family still doesn't like it that way, I will just make small portions of grits for myself from now on to go with fried eggs.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #46
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Guess I am making grits tomorrow for my UD!
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #47
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now is it weird to eat a bowl of grits AND corncake pancakes for breakfast? too much corn? lol
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:23 AM   #48
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now is it weird to eat a bowl of grits AND corncake pancakes for breakfast? too much corn? lol
Not sure but sounds tasty! I am sitting here in a Grits stupor! I am fulllll and they were so yummy! Is it ok to take a nap after breakfast!
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Now I posted that I love grits, but do you believe I had three separate meals yesterday which were all breakfast meals. Just cause I could

Biscuit- 170 +170+170=510
Grits-100+100+100= 300
eggs-6 total= 420
jelly= 75
coffee 120

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with my snacks I came out to 1810, good right well I guess I got a little antsy or bored late at night and had a peanut butter sandwich which put me way over my goal. Oh well up a little but today I'll flush it out.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #50
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No grits here in England and I WANT them, now,

I mustn't complain though, tonight we are having Fish and Chips

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Kissa, can't you get cornmeal or polenta? Quite similar, really.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #52
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Really???? Hmmm.
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Yes, in the US we have white grits and yellow grits...yellow grits are just cornmeal/polenta. Slightly different texture & flavor but some people (myself included) prefer yellow grits...certainly close enough, if you don't have the other option!
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Those recipes sounded so good I think I must stretch my cooking skills to include them. My past experience of being served Polenta has been rather unimpressive, but these sounded lovely.
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My mom used to make us porridge from cornmeal when we were kids! Yummo! My sister and I were talking about that this weekend! Awe memories! Miss her!
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