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Old 08-03-2005, 01:25 PM   #11
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Check this out for the diffrences between grits & polenta. http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/20021007.html
Thank you so much for posting this cuz my next question was....."What the heck is Polenta?"

Very informative site on that.....I never would have guessed thats what it was....when I read polenta I could only think of mushrooms (Iknow!) but thats what came to mind!

Thank you...
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:31 PM   #12
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The more I have read about them the more I want to try them but I'm scared! Can someone make them for me and just not tell me what they are till I try them?
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:36 PM   #13
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I had shrimp and grits for lunch yesterday. mmmmm
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:48 PM   #14
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The more I have read about them the more I want to try them but I'm scared! Can someone make them for me and just not tell me what they are till I try them?

I'd be happy to but I don't think they'd make it Canada in the mail! And you're welcome for the site, I found it quite interesting too.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:01 PM   #15
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Polenta is similar to, but not the same as grits because it's made with ordinary cornmeal. Grits are made from corn that's been processed into hominy.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:19 PM   #16
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A site that includes recipes using grits is: www.grits.com. Some sound very good - some are iffy, but fun.
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:16 PM   #17
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Right on the button Ironchef...I like mine with milk and sugar. DH mashes his eggs into grits..Yuk..
In the South they serve Grits in place of hash browns with your breakfast.
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:53 PM   #18
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In the south grits is the standard side with eggs in the morning I also found out that down south their grits are so popular they are not that great at making hashbrowns.Actually grits are really good with salt,pepper and butter.I have been wanting to try a grits and shrimp etc as a dinner side dish.I think they are basicaly a polenta also, but the yellow corn meal has a bit more flavor.
I think if you where putting them on the dinner menu with seafood,sausage etc I would call them white polenta ,sounds better then grits to me.
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:40 AM   #19
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What the heck are grits??? I thought they were like hash browns but apparently not...plz tell me!
Grits are small broken grains of corn. They were first produced by Native Americans centuries ago.The corn is dried to a 14% moisture content and the kernels of grain are run through the mill stone where they are ground to a certain texture and then sifted through two wire mesh screens. The three products sorted are white corn meal, white corn grits and the bran that pops off. There is a fine bran still in the grits product. This bran will never soften up with cooking. Depending on personal preference, the bran can be left in or removed by rinsing the grits before cooking.
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Old 09-08-2005, 07:29 PM   #20
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Grits and polenta are different. I've had Shrimp and grits and Shrimp with polenta. Totally different. The sauce makes this dish in my opinion.
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