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Old 07-16-2012, 05:14 AM   #21
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evening k.tesco,seasonal squashes 1.50 each for one about the size of a honeydew melon.grown in greece according to the sticker.they also had lots of other squashes,one was like a small pumpkin but with segments that were more raised & mottled green,cream & orange...very pretty!!
Thanks I'll have a look next time I go to Tesco!

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Ah thank you :) I have been naughty lately and not participated in the forums. Have been stalking them though if that counts? :P I hope all is well with you too!
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:21 AM   #22
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one last question about the grits....has anyone let it solidify,sliced it & griddled it like polenta?
I 'spect you could, but not having ever tried it, you might want to reduce the amount of water just a tick. I have had grits that were so thick you could stick your fork in it and pick the whole bowlful in one fell swoop.
Grits that thick would likely fare better on the griddle, or the grill for that matter.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #23
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I 'spect you could, but not having ever tried it, you might want to reduce the amount of water just a tick. I have had grits that were so thick you could stick your fork in it and pick the whole bowlful in one fell swoop.
Grits that thick would likely fare better on the griddle, or the grill for that matter.
.....or as a door stop by the sounds of it.....reminiscent of the mashed 'taters the cooks used to throw at us at school!!
i use me griddle a lot(apartments not being conducive to barbecueing!) but i think i'll try the reduced water method after i've got the hang of cooking them "normal".
once again,thanks hoot me old mucker
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:13 AM   #24
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one last question about the grits....has anyone let it solidify,sliced it & griddled it like polenta?
Haven't tried it myself, but in theory it should work. The only difference between grits and polenta is that polenta is made from yellow corn, whereas grits is made from white hominy.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #25
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[QUOTE=kezlehan;1161595]Thanks I'll have a look next time I go to Tesco!
just took a toot at your profile k,seems like we have more in common than just squashes...same birthday(true,mine was 40 years before your's!!),motoGP(watch it on the tv these days) & strongbow...plus other assorted ciders & beverages!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:36 AM   #26
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'Fried" or grilled (if you prefer) grits made from leftovers is fairly common place around me.........

Never tried the "Instant" grits 'cause I don't eat wall paper paste, school glue etc.

Hominy grits work well.. as does stone ground grits for this purpose....

Stone ground (AKA Corn Grits) can be either yellow or white..depending on the corn used. HTH
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:36 AM   #27
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Haven't tried it myself, but in theory it should work. The only difference between grits and polenta is that polenta is made from yellow corn, whereas grits is made from white hominy.
cheers steve.guess there's only one way to find out............
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'Fried" or grilled (if you prefer) grits made from leftovers is fairly common place around me.........

Never tried the "Instant" grits 'cause I don't eat wall paper paste, school glue etc.

Hominy grits work well.. as does stone ground grits for this purpose....

Stone ground (AKA Corn Grits) can be either yellow or white..depending on the corn used. HTH
ah hah! that explains it.was a bit bothered when steve used the term white hominy.the grits i bought are the consistency of very coarse cornmeal & the same colour as corn.so these sound like stone ground & should be ok?
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Cook...cool a bit...spread on a plate to desired thickness..refrigerate. ~ Slice and grill/fry ~~ If what you have (the package should tell you) is Stone ground then make sure to cook them done....45 minutes or so. ~If what you have is Hominy grits then 15 minutes or less.. should be good. ~~ If you have "instant" grits...Good luck to ya!!
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just took a toot at your profile k,seems like we have more in common than just squashes...same birthday(true,mine was 40 years before your's!!),motoGP(watch it on the tv these days) & strongbow...plus other assorted ciders & beverages!!
Wow spooky! You have good taste haha!
I'm a huge Rossi fan, he did pretty decent yesterday to say the Ducati isn't up to scratch!
As for the cider, it is my beverage of choice that's for sure!!! :)
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