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What do you do to your grits?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fretting out, Jan 20, 2021.

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  1. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    The only time I have them is when Mrs pushes them across the table at CBarrel. I usually put a little butter on them.
     
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    Butter, salt and black pepper is enough. Other possibilities could be quite endless assuming one knows how to cook.

    you could also ask this guy:
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  3. Beachbum

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    When I was ten years old my Stepmother who was from Alabama used to make me sit at the table until I finished my grits. I never ate a single spoonful of the crap but when she wasn't looking my dog grew to be quite fond of the stuff.:p
     
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    If a breakfast side simple butter, s & p. Cook with a little milk maybe.

    If a dinner use the best you can find, no instant. @Dan R mentioned fancy grits, I think he means Anson Mills, they are amazing, heirloom corn.

    Cook with cream. Sometimes I add a nice white cheese.

    I am a little tired of Shrimp and grits as they are literally everywhere now and often sub-optimal. If well done great though.

    I make it like an etouffee, not just shrimp but some sausage, trinity, ham or tasso, a bit of tomato paste, seasonings of choice.

    Good paired with blackened fish.

    A great breakfast is fresh fish right out of the cast net, pan fried on top of some good grits. Haven’t had it since my old fishing buddy passed, RIP, Tommy.
     
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    Grits and greens with everything. That's how we roll in Charleston, SC. Oftentimes, I will order grits and greens with fish or chicken.
     
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    Never had, never seen grits. There must be some line on the map that grits stay to the south of. I do know what they ain't.


     
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    A lot of butter, a little paprika
     
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    Cook with a little whole milk add salt and fresh ground black pepper sometimes good aged cheddar grated up if im not lazy..as some have posted eggs are always welcome, without butter grits are dead
     
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    I'll cook the eggs over easy, if grits will be served. Opens the door to some "merger" of the grits and the eggs.

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    I think it is funny when one goes to eat breakfast at a restaurant and the wait staff asks "grits or fried potatoes?" Both, ya dummy.
     
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    You can't eat them damn grits.
     
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  11. Fiesta Red

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    Butter, a tiny sprinkling of salt and black pepper.

    Conversely, a great variation is to crumble up crispy bacon and stir it into the grits...that’s so good, it’ll make your children be born nekkid!

    Cheese grits are great, as are shrimp grits...

    ...and then there’s “pre-grits,” aka hominy...
     
  12. strat a various

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    Another vote for Shrimp an' Grits ... mmm. Some of the best grits in Houston was at a little Greek owed cafe, made by the ubiquitous Hispanic staff ... Greek head cook, though. I know he wanted to add grape leaves or something. Olives?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I don't eat grits, but I had a friend back in the Army who used to take sunny-side-up eggs, pancakes, syrup, and grits and then chop and stir it all into one huge disgusting mess on his plate, and then yes, he ate it. He called it sh__ on a shingle. Looked like puke.
     
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    Butter or cheddar, then garlic chili sauce or gochujang.
     
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    Ohhhhhh man, does this thread bring back memories. Baloney, eggs, grits and gravy! Back when baloney came in a big ol' roll, and you sliced you off a man sized chunk of it, and threw it in the skillet and it didn't shrink up to the size of a lock washer for a 3/8ths cap screw!
     
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  19. unixfish

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    Cannot eat them anymore. Sigh. I used to just put butter on them. I made them with whipping cream a few times, and I remember them being good.
     
  20. geoff_in_nc

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    I always was against grits up until a few years ago when my wife made shrimp & bacon & grits. That I'll readily eat. I might try the butter and pepper since it has a following here.
     
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