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Old 02-17-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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Often when watching old black and white American Movies, people eat something called Grits often for breakfast. What are grits and how do you make them?

Does anyone in the UK make them. Bilboben in London.

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Here's a pretty good explanation:

Made from the kernel of corn. When corn has been soaked in lye and the casing has been removed it becomes Hominy. The lye is rinsed out very well and the corn is left to harden. Then the swollen hominy is ground up to the texture of tiny pellets. When boiled with water, milk and butter it becomes a cereal similar to cream of wheat. It's used as a side dish for a good old fashioned Southern breakfast. Sometimes you can make it with cheese and garlic for a casserole.

I love to make shrimp and grits - I will post it in the Seafood section
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I posted it awhile back - you can find it here
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I've had grits with butter and honey, very tasty! Grits are pretty common here in Ohio and throughout the South. Also served in restaurants like Cracker Barrel and Waffle House. :D

Cool, Elf! Never thought about grits for anything other than breakfast, I like the recipe! :D
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Kitchenelf,

Thanks for the information (very interesting). I used to fix grits with bacon, eggs and toast for :D my children were little tykes but I never really knew what the grits were made up of but we all really loved them.
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They make a great side dish - there's a recipe out there somewhere for a grits and garlic souffle - I just have to find it - (I'm pretty sure it has cheese in it too. They are pretty versatile - beef tips with roasted red pepper grits, etc.

edited - came back to tell you I found the recipe - click here
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Grits+ Girls/Grandmas Raised In The South
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Arent grits the name of Republicans in Canada back in the early 1900s?
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GRITS Thanks

Thanks you guys for all that help, had been intruiging me for years. Most helpful. Obviously not served here in the UK at all. We don't seem to use corn in recipes nearly as much as you do in the States. I guess we don't grow as much!. Thanks again from a wet (whats new) and wintry London.
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Arent grits the name of Republicans in Canada back in the early 1900s?
No Republicans in Canada Sushi. It is a term of British derivation. Its too early for me to remember correctly, but I think it refers to our Conservative Party.
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