Have you ever tried or eater GRITS?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
It seems that grits can be served in place of mashed potatoes. Have you ever tried or eater GRITS?



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I love Grits
SourAppleMartini , wetone123 , Hallmar82 , RonLee , The scientist , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , sXeVegan90 , *Camoprincess* , ShadowedSeductress , js250 , Cosmonaut , Kristi :) , junipersgame , Aishiteru , Ciao. , Wicked Wahine , SecretKinksters , Pierced Blaqk Skies , mpfm , Ms. N , indiechick , mailroomorder , Bignuf
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I have made my own Grits
SourAppleMartini , The scientist , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , *Camoprincess* , ShadowedSeductress , junipersgame , Herzer , Aishiteru , Ciao. , Wicked Wahine , humblepie , mpfm , Ms. N , Black Muffen , indiechick , mailroomorder
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I have tried Grits in a restaurant only
wetone123 , Hallmar82 , surreptitious , PassionateLover2 , js250 , Hummingbird , Pete's Princess , Herzer , snowminx , SecretKinksters , nimr , wicked48 , Ms. N , falalena , Taylor
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I've tried intstant Grits by Quakers Oats
wetone123 , Hallmar82 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , sXeVegan90 , PassionateLover2 , *Camoprincess* , ShadowedSeductress , Soulsekrou , Aishiteru , evanescentowl , Ms. N , Black Muffen , mailroomorder
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No, I don't like Grits
joolie , Ghost
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I've tried Grits but don't like them
surreptitious , married with children , snowminx , TiffanyW , humblepie , wicked48 , evanescentowl , JADE76 , Taylor
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I have NEVER tried them
CoffeeCup , Beautiful-Disaster , PropertyOfPotter , mdnght , Katelyn , KrissyNovacaine , Gluesnffr , SMichelle , karenm , No-nita
10
Other
eri86 , kendra30752 , PassionateLover2 , Pete's Princess , misskat
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Total votes: 93 (55 voters)
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05/25/2013
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eri86 eri86
What are grits exactly?
05/25/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by eri86
What are grits exactly?
Grits refers to as a ground-corn food of Native American origin, that is common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast. Modern grits are commonly made of alkali-treated corn known as hominy. The word “grits” is really a shortened way of saying what it really means, “hominy grits.” Grits are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta or the thinner farina. "Instant grits" have been processed to speed cooking. Hominy is dried corn kernels with the hull and germ removed. When this dried hominy is ground, it turns into what we know as grits. Three-quarters of grits sold in the U.S. are sold in the South, throughout an area stretching from Texas to Virginia, sometimes referred to as the "grits belt". The state of Georgia declared grits its official prepared food in 2002.

Because they are on the mild side, grits need a dose of flavor from things like butter or cheese. For breakfast, recipes like cheese grits are made. But for a more substantial dinner meal, Southerners rely on shrimp and grits, where the shellfish bulks up the grits.
05/25/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
It seems that grits can be served in place of mashed potatoes. Have you ever tried or eater GRITS?



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Never had them with salty foods, only sugar. My mom used to make them for us with sugar and I liked them! Without it, they were flavorless. She would also add food coloring for us, so it'd be fun.

Now it's been so long I don't know if my tastebuds would like them as much. They are a little bit boring, but I remember liking my mom's with the sugar.
05/25/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I like grits for breakfast.
05/25/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I've never had grits. I used to think they were like oatmeal.
05/25/2013
wetone123 wetone123
I like grits for along with breakfast with salt and butter.
05/25/2013
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I've had them all the time but we have lived in the South all my life.
05/25/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
It seems that grits can be served in place of mashed potatoes. Have you ever tried or eater GRITS?



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I tried them at a Waffle House or something when I was down in Florida, in taste of the (delicious, perfect) homefries, and it was a huge disappointment. I definitely prefer standard oat-based porridge.
05/25/2013
married with children married with children
I have had them a few times, and have never enjoyed the taste of them.
05/25/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I love me some grits. I have made my own and tried the Quaker which I am not too fond of. It is not the same as homemade ones. I like mine with butter and sugar.
05/25/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I live in the South so we used to eat grits for breakfast all of the time. I love them.
05/25/2013
libbyv libbyv
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
It seems that grits can be served in place of mashed potatoes. Have you ever tried or eater GRITS?



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yes, and they are gross
05/25/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I love Grits
Would rather have them over oatmeal and stuff
05/25/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I've never tried grits.
05/25/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I live in the South and love grits! I have had them in a restaurant, instant, and home-made. My MIL makes the most amazing home made grits. She also authentic New Orleans style shrimp and grits. It's so amazing. One of my favorite things to eat.

Of course they're also good with just some salt and butter.
05/25/2013
js250 js250
I tried them for the first time a couple months ago in Alabama--can't wait to visit Georgia and try more.....
05/25/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
I have had them once or twice in a restaurant and found them ok. It sounds like its almost like
Polenta - acoarsely or finely ground yellow or white cornmeal boiled with water or stock into a porridge and eaten directly or baked, fried or grilled. I do like crea, of wheat, I think it's something like grits.
05/25/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I love grits!
05/25/2013
mdnght mdnght
Never tried them. I kind of want to, even though I'm pretty sure I won't like them that much
05/25/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
I think it depends on where you live or your nationality (Italians Polenta).

One of my favorite things to do with grits... Make according to package directions adding chicken bouillon cube. Stir in fresh cooked corn cut off the cob that was cooked in butter, and smoked gouda cheese. Top with sauteed chicken strips and pan seared cherry tomatoes in garlic and fresh herbs. Yummy.
05/30/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I do not like plain grits but prepared with some spices and shrimp and they are great.
05/30/2013
Soulsekrou Soulsekrou
Don't really like them
05/30/2013
junipersgame junipersgame
I LOVE grits! I'm from the South, where we prepare and eat grits all the time. Grits are super easy to make, delicious, and filling. What's not to love?
05/30/2013
misskat misskat
I have had grits numerous times! While not my absolute favorite, they can be quite good! I find that they are good with butter and cheese.

The best I have ever had though, would have to be shrimp and grits in Charleston, SC. Charleston is all about shrimp and grits.

My partner and I also make a fluffy concoction called Grits Souffle, which kind of tastes more like a quiche. He loooooves grits.
06/02/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by misskat
I have had grits numerous times! While not my absolute favorite, they can be quite good! I find that they are good with butter and cheese.

The best I have ever had though, would have to be shrimp and grits in Charleston, SC. Charleston is all ... More
Gosh, everything you shared sounds so good. I do know that adding cheese in GRITS does make it great. By adding shrimp makes it all the better! Thanks for sharing.
06/06/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
Grits are great with eggs and bacon.
06/06/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
never had them
06/06/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
i never had them
06/06/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
I've have never had the opportunity to try grits.
06/06/2013
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