Gut Rumbles

September 28, 2005

cultural exchange

Most people who say they don't like grits just never had 'em cooked right. I LOVE grits. Grits are good straight-up, with some salt, pepper and REAL butter, but if you throw in some crumbled bacon and some cheese and serve with a couple of over-easy eggs, they're even better.

I hope this care package doesn't go to waste. Follow Cat's recipe, Livey. You don't fry grits. Ya BOIL them.

(UPDATE: Actually. you CAN fry grits. If you make a pot in the mornimg and don't eat it all, just put the leftovers in the refrigerator. That evening, the grits will have the consistency of play-dough and you can make hamburger-sized patties out of them.

Pour some olive oil in a pan and fry them until they're crusty on both sides. DELICIOUS with steak or seafood.

Of course, the grits are COOKED RIGHT first.)

They are good with shrimp or fish, too.


I've never tried them - we can't get them this side of the pond, but they sound good :)

Posted by: Misty on September 28, 2005 05:04 AM

Cookin is the key word. I have had some watery grits that were like trying to eat sand and some that was like trying to chew a possum. Most places any more use instant grits and I propose a law to make them devulge this info on a menu: CAUTION! WE SERVE INSTANT GRITS WHICH AIN'T REALLY GROCERIES

Posted by: GUYK on September 28, 2005 08:14 AM

My wife's grandmother taught her like 100 ways to cook grits.

Frying your leftovers is certainly one of my favorite. Oh yeah, Shrimp and Grits. Great great stuff. Cheese grits. grit rolls, its all good

Posted by: countertop on September 28, 2005 08:37 AM

Bacon and cheese...that's how I make 'em.

Posted by: Kelly on September 28, 2005 08:40 AM


Either cover the skillet while frying, or wear armor. Preferably both. Grits POP when they cook, throwing little bits flying, and (being starch) they stick like GLUE.

Consider it napalm-light. It can leave scars.

But it tastes great!

Posted by: Kevin Baker on September 28, 2005 11:50 AM

Hi bowleggs, go read Livey's post on her blog. She is funny as hell. I don't think she knows how to cook anything but Mac and cheese and potatoes. She has become a good friend, she really likes you as a person and writer, don't be mad at her, she is fun to read daily. Livey may have sex on the brain, but there is a little more in there than just sex, she wants you to give her another chance, Cat

Posted by: catfish on September 28, 2005 04:04 PM

Catfish is a sweetheart, but he does not speak for me. He posted that comment because HE wants us to kiss and make up. I am not the one who "wants you to give her another chance."

I apologized to you, you owe me an apology.

Posted by: livey on September 28, 2005 07:01 PM

"Pour some olive oil in a pan and fry them until they're crusty on both sides. DELICIOUS with steak or seafood."

I do that with my leftover mashed potatos. Highly recommended!

Posted by: jamrat on September 29, 2005 02:36 AM

Livey, I'm sorry. Upon bended knee, I apologize to you.

Posted by: Acidman on September 29, 2005 03:12 AM

Grab it and run with it, LIvey. Rob doesn't get down on his knees much except to put peanut butter sandwiches on the broiler. Or so I'm told.

Rob, break out that grilled PB sammich recipe will you, while we're all here thinking about food. I tried searching your archives and couldn't find it.

Sign me

Hungry in Houston

Posted by: Joni on September 29, 2005 04:11 AM

Wow, apology accepted. And don't worry, I'm refraining from saying (while you're down there honey) because I learned my lesson. ;)

Now does this mean I am your first "Act of Contrition?
At the risk of pissing you off again, can I say that now is a good time to keep it up and mend all your fences?

Life is too short to be mad at people and you'll be surprised at how good it will feel!

Dare I risk a hug? LOL

Posted by: livey on September 29, 2005 03:32 PM

I love Livey...


a man on his knees...

Not always together...LOL




Posted by: Lisa on September 30, 2005 06:13 AM


When I was little I thought fried grits were candy, mom would always make extra when we had grits for breakfast. The next morning we would wake to the smell of grits frying in butter, she would fry them crunchy, just butter salt and pepper. I have gotten both of my kids and and grand kids hooked on em. My oldest son lives in near Atlanta and he sends me a 20lb sack every year for Christmass, in California your lucky to find a 1lb box. Grits are the southern food.

Posted by: otim on September 30, 2005 11:23 PM

I'm sorry A-Man, but I've had grits just about every way they could be served, and I just can't say that I like 'em. They're not bad, it's just not my cup of tea.

Buiscuts and gravy now, that's some southern food I could eat every damn day.

Posted by: Raging Dave on October 2, 2005 05:48 PM
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