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#1 dimbee

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:56 PM

My family has always honored this as a "Southern" rule for eating grits, and was curious if others practiced it.

We have always practiced that if you're eating grits alone as a meal, then sugar (we typically go with brown sugar & cinnamon) can go in it. If the grits are as a side with your meal, then salt, pepper, and butter go in it.

This is not an end all, be all rule by any means, but I find that I practice it religiously.

Anyone else?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:58 PM

just butter. i have a few family members that do pepper, but thats it.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:01 PM

I have had all these things in grits, salt, pep, heavy cream, butter, red eye gravy, gouda cheese, cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper. (obviously not at the same time).

Never sweetened them however.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:02 PM

that makes sense as your going with savory for meal time

personally i still prefer cream of wheat better for breakfast or stand alone. Grits are better with other stuff.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:03 PM

My rule with grits is that whenever I happen to encounter it, it must be immediately placed in the trash.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:08 PM

Why isn't there a youtube clip of the magic grits part in My Cousin Vinny?
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

pepper or butter. a co worker who is from Aiken SC puts ketchup in his grits. I need to slap him.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:11 PM

IMO Grits are nasty as hell without butter and sugar...

Just like unsweet tea.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:12 PM

pepper or butter. a co worker who is from Aiken SC puts ketchup in his grits. I need to slap him.


This should go in the "Weird Food/Condiments Thread"! :D

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:20 PM

Mush>Grits

Mush is made from corn meal. IMO it taste better and is smoother. It's so very good.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:22 PM

Grits, like eggs, can be eaten in more ways than any of us know

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:22 PM

Pepper, butter, little bit of salt. Red eye gravy if i'm having country ham with.

When i eat at waffle house i order both grits and hashbrowns with my bacon & eggs.

After i was kicked out of the house at 16, i pretty much lived on grits for awhile. My buddies started calling me that and it was one of my early nicknames.


G R I T S is also Girls Raised In The South, also great to eat. GritsRgreat.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:12 PM

I was going to make a joke about G.R.I.T.S but just not in the mood and grg beat me too it anyway.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

quaker instant ftw

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

with breakfast they must have sugar.......any other meal......not sure they should be there