Tuesday, May 27, 2008

For real....what are grits?

Ok....other than the Girls Raised In The South, kind of grits. There is really a food item called grits. Grits are served mainly in the south. There is an imaginary line and once you pass that point you can not find grits anywhere on a menu.

Grits are made of coarsely ground corn. To cook them you pour them in boiling water and salt to taste. You boil them on medium to low heat until they are done. It is kind of hard to explain exactly what done is but, a true southerner knows. When you serve them they need to have lots of butter stirred in. They are best served with eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits or toast. Some people mix their grits,eggs and bacon together. Some don't. Grits are an individual thing......they are definitely a southern thing.

If you have breakfast in the south, your breakfast is not complete without grits. Instant grits don't count. A true southerner is going to boil them little suckers until they are just right.

Grits aren't just for breakfast. There is nothing better than having grits, eggs and bacon on a really cold night for supper. Yep, I said supper.....we don't call our night time meal dinner it is always supper!

If you haven't tried grits then maybe you should give it a shot. Just make sure a southerner cooks them for you.

Next time I will tell you about another REAL southern delicacy..........boiled peanuts......yep, I said boiled. Til next time!

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