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2012-10-13 09:12:04 PM  
What the hell is the matter with grits? I'm New England born and bred, and I love grits.
 
2012-10-13 09:12:42 PM  
mmm eggs and grits yum
 
2012-10-13 09:12:58 PM  
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2012-10-13 09:15:31 PM  
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But how does he like them: regular, creamy, or al dente
 
2012-10-13 09:15:49 PM  
"But, jeez. Cheese for breakfast? Not for me"

Who is this idiot and why is he writing about food?
 
2012-10-13 09:18:59 PM  
Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.
 
2012-10-13 09:19:02 PM  
This guy needs to move to Cary. It's people like him that will give me a bad name when I move to NC myself.
 
2012-10-13 09:20:50 PM  

OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.


Ummm...how can something fried by slimy??

\have zero problem with fried okra
 
2012-10-13 09:20:52 PM  
from Ohio. I've also lived in Illinois and Nebraska. I grew up in Washington state.

a Yankee. A big ol' Yankee.


So... damn near everyone is a Yankee? That doesnt sound right.

/MudDuck
 
2012-10-13 09:21:09 PM  

OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.


Properly fried, not slimy - good. Boiled okra, on the other hand, is good for nothing other than thickening gumbo.

/and not very good for that.
 
2012-10-13 09:21:28 PM  
Next up, this Evel Kneivel of the food world will eat polenta.
 
2012-10-13 09:21:44 PM  

OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.


Still sounds more appetizing than scrapple.
 
2012-10-13 09:24:32 PM  
Grits are fantastic if properly prepared (with any number of additions), and eaten while fresh and hot.

Subtract any of those and they become something else entirely.
 
2012-10-13 09:27:44 PM  

0Icky0: "But, jeez. Cheese for breakfast? Not for me"

Who is this idiot and why is he writing about food?


Dude's never had a cheese omelet?
 
2012-10-13 09:30:15 PM  
MD to NC transplant here. Kids have been raised on grits & scrapple. Oh, we eat them with either Cholula or Texas Pete.

Damn. Now I'm hungry.
 
2012-10-13 09:30:21 PM  
Just wait till you try chitlins.
 
2012-10-13 09:32:39 PM  
I grew up eating grits, but I eat oatmeal now because it's healthier. Grits are more like a treat or comfort food nowadays.
 
2012-10-13 09:34:18 PM  
It's all in the preparation. Grits can be quite yummy.
 
2012-10-13 09:34:40 PM  

OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.


Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.
 
2012-10-13 09:37:48 PM  
GRCooper


Next up, this Evel Kneivel of the food world will eat polenta. 

Cornmeal. Polenta and grits are just cornmeal, no? Isn't the thing with both is that they are regarded as poverty food?

/always mixed cornmeal with my oatmeal for breakfast....mind you I am poor....f*ck....:D
 
2012-10-13 09:39:43 PM  
Love shrimp and grits.
 
2012-10-13 09:41:57 PM  
"Instant grits are the work of the devil. An abomination that should never be spoken of, much less eaten."

No self-respecting Southerner uses instant grits.
 
2012-10-13 09:44:21 PM  

Another Government Employee: OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.

Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.


Nom nom nom.... As a transplant, I attest that grits (especially with honey), fried okra, sausage gravy and biscuits, cobbler and all other Southern staples are deh debbil in the best way possible.

/makes me want to fry up some spicy okra right now
 
2012-10-13 09:48:48 PM  

Hack Patooey: What the hell is the matter with grits? I'm New England born and bred, and I love grits.


I am New England born and bred as well, and I use grits to fill cracks in my driveway.
 
2012-10-13 09:50:41 PM  
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2012-10-13 09:50:45 PM  

AnotherOldFart: Hack Patooey: What the hell is the matter with grits? I'm New England born and bred, and I love grits.

I am New England born and bred as well, and I use grits to fill cracks in my driveway.


Well, of course! You don't think I eat that crap, do you?

/actually, I do
//yum!
 
2012-10-13 09:50:57 PM  

New Age Redneck: GRCooper


Next up, this Evel Kneivel of the food world will eat polenta. 

Cornmeal. Polenta and grits are just cornmeal, no? Isn't the thing with both is that they are regarded as poverty food?

/always mixed cornmeal with my oatmeal for breakfast....mind you I am poor....f*ck....:D


Yup, they're both just cornmeal. Thats it.

About as exotic as oatmeal or pasta.

It's just the name that gives people the willies. They'd probably puke if you put some sweetbread on their plate (their loss).
 
2012-10-13 09:56:49 PM  
I once ate something called head cheese that I found in my Grandpa's refrigerator, never again. My dad also said my Grandpa used to put american cheese on slices of cake, I dunno if that's a southern thing or not.
 
2012-10-13 09:57:03 PM  

OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.


Heresy!!! Fried okra with a dash of hot sauce. Them's good eats.
 
2012-10-13 09:57:15 PM  
I love grits. Add some cheese, hot sauce, and a fried egg and it tastes just like cheese, hot sauce, and fried eggs.
 
2012-10-13 09:59:40 PM  
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2012-10-13 09:59:56 PM  

flyinghouse99: I grew up eating grits, but I eat oatmeal now because it's healthier. Grits are more like a treat or comfort food nowadays.


Actually, if you sort of read between the lines, oatmeal is pretty bad for you. Your body just breaks down any grain into simple sugar, and the fiber content is minimal, especially considering how highly processed it usually is. Just bare bones naked both're the same.

And by 'read between the lines' I mean...look at the calories, and throw out the past 10 years of 'starches are great if they're whole grains!!!!!' marketing. Even the US 'my plate' which replaced the food pyramid implies if not outright states we need to reduce grains.

You'd be better off with a slug of protien and a fruit (any type).
 
2012-10-13 10:00:58 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I love grits. Add some cheese, hot sauce, and a fried egg and it tastes just like cheese, hot sauce, and fried eggs.


Ding ding! Grits are a delivery system for other flavors. Again, like pasta, rice, etc.
 
2012-10-13 10:03:00 PM  
My mom's side of the family was/is from the texarkana area and I have tried some of the Southern food options over the years. Not my preference from what I have tasted. Not as bad as some of the Mexican food staples like refried beans (completely foul no matter how they are prepared and barely edible if cold) but not far from it. Last time I had fried okra was years ago but I distinctly remember liking nothing about it at all. I am open to the idea of trying them again but in no rush at all. If grits are anything like oatmeal or that dreadful cream of wheat then there is a solid chance I would not like them. The only kind of hot cereal I have ever chosen to make is the instant flavoured oatmeal, any other type I am done after two spoonfuls at most.
 
2012-10-13 10:04:32 PM  
I live in Minnesota and I like grits well enough; I've never understood eating sweet things for breakfast anyway (dessert at 7am?) and a little salt and pepper makes grits tasty without being too heavy.

For a weekend breakfast, grits with a little butter, garlic powder and a daub of sour cream (yes, really) is just magnificent.
 
2012-10-13 10:04:52 PM  
What's this about grits being a Southern thing?

The founder of my state, Roger Williams, waxed poetic about the Narragansetts and Wampanoags eating grits.

In 1643.

They liked to put strawberries and blueberries in their grits.
 
2012-10-13 10:06:29 PM  
Doug Phillips, who often sits to my right, suggests daily that I order cheesy grits. I may have to try them, just to slide him off to another topic. But, jeez. Cheese for breakfast? Not for me.

Farking dumbass.
 
2012-10-13 10:09:07 PM  
Cream of Wheat is very similar to grits but better in the way that pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie are similar but the pumpkin is superior to the other.
 
2012-10-13 10:18:14 PM  

blueviking: Another Government Employee: OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.

Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.

Nom nom nom.... As a transplant, I attest that grits (especially with honey), fried okra, sausage gravy and biscuits, cobbler and all other Southern staples are deh debbil in the best way possible.

/makes me want to fry up some spicy okra right now


Made biscuits and gravy for brinner. I like to throw some curry in for the kick or just make it with chorizo as the sausage. Yum. Only way I ever like okra was pickled.
 
2012-10-13 10:19:46 PM  

bubo_sibiricus: What's this about grits being a Southern thing?

The founder of my state, Roger Williams, waxed poetic about the Narragansetts and Wampanoags eating grits.

In 1643.

They liked to put strawberries and blueberries in their grits.


I've done blackberries and huckleberries in season. Best with a touch of sorgham syrup and butter.
 
2012-10-13 10:21:27 PM  

ImperialHazman: blueviking: Another Government Employee: OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.

Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.

Nom nom nom.... As a transplant, I attest that grits (especially with honey), fried okra, sausage gravy and biscuits, cobbler and all other Southern staples are deh debbil in the best way possible.

/makes me want to fry up some spicy okra right now

Made biscuits and gravy for brinner. I like to throw some curry in for the kick or just make it with chorizo as the sausage. Yum. Only way I ever like okra was pickled.


You must be either from Florida or South Texas. When I lived in Miami, some of the Cubano neighbors did that. It was a nice change of pace, but I wouldn't do it every day.
 
2012-10-13 10:21:33 PM  
No grits up north? I knew there was a reason I don't go up that way. It'd be extra weird to not have grits at a Waffle House at 3am.
 
2012-10-13 10:23:18 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Cream of Wheat is very similar to grits but better in the way that pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie are similar but the pumpkin is superior to the other.

Pumpkin anything and yam/sweet potatoes are food items I pass on every time. Never have seen any way to make those flavours taste appealing.
 
2012-10-13 10:25:58 PM  

ImperialHazman: blueviking: Another Government Employee: OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.

Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.

Nom nom nom.... As a transplant, I attest that grits (especially with honey), fried okra, sausage gravy and biscuits, cobbler and all other Southern staples are deh debbil in the best way possible.

/makes me want to fry up some spicy okra right now

Made biscuits and gravy for brinner. I like to throw some curry in for the kick or just make it with chorizo as the sausage. Yum. Only way I ever like okra was pickled.


Oooh, I'll have to remember that next time, chorizo in biscuits and gravy would definitely be a hit with the Texan hubby.

Excuse me, I need to wipe up the drool.

/likes my version of bieroch
//throw a few serrano chiles, cumin, garlic, etc in with the beef and cabbage
 
2012-10-13 10:26:50 PM  

The_Cisco_Kid: Benjimin_Dover: Cream of Wheat is very similar to grits but better in the way that pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie are similar but the pumpkin is superior to the other.
Pumpkin anything and yam/sweet potatoes are food items I pass on every time. Never have seen any way to make those flavours taste appealing.


Sweet potato fries. Trust me on this.
 
2012-10-13 10:28:10 PM  

Another Government Employee: ImperialHazman: blueviking: Another Government Employee: OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.

Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.

Nom nom nom.... As a transplant, I attest that grits (especially with honey), fried okra, sausage gravy and biscuits, cobbler and all other Southern staples are deh debbil in the best way possible.

/makes me want to fry up some spicy okra right now

Made biscuits and gravy for brinner. I like to throw some curry in for the kick or just make it with chorizo as the sausage. Yum. Only way I ever like okra was pickled.

You must be either from Florida or South Texas. When I lived in Miami, some of the Cubano neighbors did that. It was a nice change of pace, but I wouldn't do it every day.


Army brat so my tastes are...eclectic. (Not going for the kimchi grits though.)
 
2012-10-13 10:28:54 PM  

New Age Redneck: GRCooper


Next up, this Evel Kneivel of the food world will eat polenta. 

Cornmeal. Polenta and grits are just cornmeal, no? Isn't the thing with both is that they are regarded as poverty food?

/always mixed cornmeal with my oatmeal for breakfast....mind you I am poor....f*ck....:D


If you live near a store with a bulk section, check out their oat offerings. You may be able to get whole or steel-cut oats for less than rolled oats, although they'll take longer to cook, and I don't know if they'll be as cheap as cornmeal.

Yes, you can cook whole oat groats, but if you don't use a pressure cooker, you'll have to simmer them for at least three hours. And if you under-cook them, you may find yourself pooping seed coats for a few days after.
 
2012-10-13 10:29:08 PM  

NBSV: No grits up north? I knew there was a reason I don't go up that way. It'd be extra weird to not have grits at a Waffle House at 3am.


excellent reading comprehension. a shiatload of posters from northern states have indicated their love of grits and you have to pull the goober card. congratulations for living the stereotype.
 
2012-10-13 10:34:23 PM  

ImperialHazman: blueviking: Another Government Employee: OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.

Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.

Nom nom nom.... As a transplant, I attest that grits (especially with honey), fried okra, sausage gravy and biscuits, cobbler and all other Southern staples are deh debbil in the best way possible.

/makes me want to fry up some spicy okra right now

Made biscuits and gravy for brinner. I like to throw some curry in for the kick or just make it with chorizo as the sausage. Yum. Only way I ever like okra was pickled.


I need to know more about this gravy before I can put my stamp of approval on it. I like my foods heavily spiced and will take chorizo over most sausages, but I feel like chorizo would shatter the integrity of a traditional gravy.
 
2012-10-13 10:34:38 PM  

blueviking: ImperialHazman: blueviking: Another Government Employee: OgreMagi: Grits are awesome. Fried okra (another Southern favorite), however, is the devil's own food. Evil, nasty, slimmy pile of yuck.

Not done right. Should be nice and crispy, with just the right amount of cornmeal.

Nom nom nom.... As a transplant, I attest that grits (especially with honey), fried okra, sausage gravy and biscuits, cobbler and all other Southern staples are deh debbil in the best way possible.

/makes me want to fry up some spicy okra right now

Made biscuits and gravy for brinner. I like to throw some curry in for the kick or just make it with chorizo as the sausage. Yum. Only way I ever like okra was pickled.

Oooh, I'll have to remember that next time, chorizo in biscuits and gravy would definitely be a hit with the Texan hubby.

Excuse me, I need to wipe up the drool.

/likes my version of bieroch
//throw a few serrano chiles, cumin, garlic, etc in with the beef and cabbage


Much like bacon, there is very little that cannot be improved with some judicious chorizo-ing. Hope hubby enjoys.

/Throw some in your mac and cheese some time. Another of my favorites.
 
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