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Old 07-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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Grits & spaghetti squash

i was in the supermarket yesterday prowling the world foods section & they were selling corn grits.they were only 75 of our british pennies for a large bag so i bought some but haven't got a clue what to use them for.
seen quite a few posts on dc mentioning grits,so what can i do with them.for instance can i use them as a coating for frying etc?
also bought a spaghetti squash.never cooked one before.i know you whack 'em in the oven then scoop out the innards but what then? sounds a bit boring so any ideas?

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Old 07-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Cook the grits as the package says.
You can add lots of things like cheeses & spices.
But all I think they need is a little butter,salt,and pepper.
In my view simple is better.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Cook the grits as the package says.
You can add lots of things like cheeses & spices.
But all I think they need is a little butter,salt,and pepper.
In my view simple is better.
thanks Z but no instructions on the pack.i know,surprised me too!
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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Use the spaghetti squash just like regular spaghetti, with marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, parm, etc. It's pretty neutral in flavor.

I have no idea about the grits....one of Paula Deen's recipes might help?
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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I haven't cooked grits for a long time but they are simply boiled.
If they're instant they cook quicker.
I'd say cook them until they are the texture you like.
Guess you'll have to be testing them often as you go along.
Think of it as on excuse to adjust the seasoning.
And be prepared to add water if they start to become too thick.
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Here at Casa de Hoot, we fix grits using about a 4 -1 ratio of water to grits.
Bring the water to a boil, we generally add a spoonful of salt, then add the grits. Stir them around good. Reduce the heat and cook about 30 minutes or so, making sure to stir them from time to time because they can scorch. Scorched grits are terrible. Remove the grits from the heat and stir in 2-3 spoonfuls of butter. Salt and pepper to taste. There ya go....Southern style grits.
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Harry I'm intrigued with spaghetti squash, where in the UK did you find it? I've had no luck in any supermarkets near me.
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Here at Casa de Hoot, we fix grits using about a 4 -1 ratio of water to grits.
Bring the water to a boil, we generally add a spoonful of salt, then add the grits. Stir them around good. Reduce the heat and cook about 30 minutes or so, making sure to stir them from time to time because they can scorch. Scorched grits are terrible. Remove the grits from the heat and stir in 2-3 spoonfuls of butter. Salt and pepper to taste. There ya go....Southern style grits.
thanks mate,you the man hoot!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #10
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Harry I'm intrigued with spaghetti squash, where in the UK did you find it? I've had no luck in any supermarkets near me.
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!!
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