How to eat grits? - Page 2
OpelGT.com is the premier Opel GT Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 50
Like Tree38Likes

Thread: How to eat grits?

  1. #21
    Member Timbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Auburn, NH
    Posts
    411
    Real Name
    Tim
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I've tried grits and really didn't like it, but take the corn and make meal out of it and turn that into mush and now you are talking. You cook the corn meal in water and put it in a pie plate. It firms up enough so you can cut it then fry it in shortening (no oil or butter). Brown it up which form a crust and serve it with butter. The crust comes off and are saved for last and the inside is mush. Cook it outside on the side burner on the grill because it does make a mess. My wife put maple syrup on hers but she's from New Hampshire so what to expect. And then there are Johnny Cakes. Now Johnny Cakes do require maple syrup.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    OpelGT.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #22
    Tennessean Site Supporter My location hrcollinsjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chapel Hill, TN
    Posts
    7,790
    Real Name
    Harold Collins
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Ooooner likes this.

  4. #23
    Just Some Dude in Jersey My location The Scifi Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cöllingswööd, NJ
    Posts
    9,707
    Real Name
    Gördö
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0
    'Round here, one of the most intense things you can eat is what I call "Super Italian Hoagies". Only a few very elite Italian sandwich shops make them and they cost like $15, are 12" long with a 3" diameter cylinder of "meat" inside. I say "meat" with quotes because you've never heard of the exotic Italian lunch meats that many have inside. The aged provolone cheese is so old, dry, and valuable that they weigh it on gram scales and sprinkle crumbs of it on the sandwich. The flavor intensity of these hoagies is so strong that the first bite is like putting a shot gun in your mouth and blowing the back of your skull out. In 40 years I've never been able to eat more than 3"-4" of one in one sitting.


    Ooooner likes this.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    OpelGT.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #24
    Super Moderator My location Ooooner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Concord, North Carolina, United States
    Posts
    2,778
    Real Name
    Roy Bell
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    'Round here, one of the most intense things you can eat is what I call "Super Italian Hoagies". Only a few very elite Italian sandwich shops make them and they cost like $15, are 12" long with a 3" diameter cylinder of "meat" inside. I say "meat" with quotes because you've never heard of the exotic Italian lunch meats that many have inside. The aged provolone cheese is so old, dry, and valuable that they weigh it on gram scales and sprinkle crumbs of it on the sandwich. The flavor intensity of these hoagies is so strong that the first bite is like putting a shot gun in your mouth and blowing the back of your skull out. In 40 years I've never been able to eat more than 3"-4" of one in one sitting.


    Well, damn.. do you get a "to go" box? Don't need a "to go" box with grits!
    Roy Bell
    1969 Opel GT (Switzerland)
    1973 Opel GT
    1972 Opel 1900 Wagon
    Concord, North Carolina
    Carolina Opel Club

  7. #25
    Tennessean Site Supporter My location hrcollinsjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chapel Hill, TN
    Posts
    7,790
    Real Name
    Harold Collins
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Ooooner View Post
    Don't need a "to go" box with grits!
    And I won't ever.

    Harold

  8. #26
    Super Moderator My location Ooooner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Concord, North Carolina, United States
    Posts
    2,778
    Real Name
    Roy Bell
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by hrcollinsjr View Post
    And I won't ever.

    Harold
    You don't like grits? And you live in Tennessee? WTF?
    hrcollinsjr likes this.
    Roy Bell
    1969 Opel GT (Switzerland)
    1973 Opel GT
    1972 Opel 1900 Wagon
    Concord, North Carolina
    Carolina Opel Club

  9. #27
    Pedal Smasher Autoholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    481
    Real Name
    Joseph Bauer
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Ooooner View Post
    You don't like grits? And you live in Tennessee? WTF?
    That's cause Tennessee has Jack Daniels, and who needs grits (or pretty much anything else for that matter) when you have a bottle of Jack?
    ~Joe
    "Autoholism is an incurable addiction medicated daily with car porn." ~Me

    "the sickest of the sick — a car guy who is collecting parts for the restoration of a car he doesn’t even own yet." ~Anonymous

  10. #28
    Hoosier Opeler Site Supporter My location rrossjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    indiana
    Posts
    1,512
    Real Name
    Ron
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    'Round here, one of the most intense things you can eat is what I call "Super Italian Hoagies"... :
    Gordon,
    I think the regional food most analogous to southern grits in the Philly area is scrapple.
    I grew up eating the stuff, so I miss it, but not too many folks are brave enough to try it
    once they know how it is made.

    Those with strong stomachs click here---> Scrapple Composition

    Cheers,
    Ron in Indy
    Ooooner likes this.

  11. #29
    1000 Post Club
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,590
    Real Name
    William
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I'll bet Norbert puts mayonnaise on his french fries!
    That's the way they ate them when I lived in The Netherlands a long time ago. Bill
    Ooooner and norbertone.gt371 like this.

  12. #30
    7,000 Post Club My location wrench459's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Milner, GA.
    Posts
    11,264
    Real Name
    Dan
    Downloads
    12
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by rrossjr View Post
    Gordon,
    I think the regional food most analogous to southern grits in the Philly area is scrapple.
    I grew up eating the stuff, so I miss it, but not too many folks are brave enough to try it
    once they know how it is made.

    Those with strong stomachs click here---> Scrapple Composition

    Cheers,
    Ron in Indy
    The only thing that you can't eat is the oink

    Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war"

  13. #31
    Just Some Dude in Jersey My location The Scifi Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cöllingswööd, NJ
    Posts
    9,707
    Real Name
    Gördö
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0
    Yup, scrapple for breakfast all the time growing up.

    Until I was old enough to read the list of ingredients, then never again.

    hrcollinsjr likes this.

  14. #32
    2000 Post Club norbertone.gt371's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Germany/Bremen
    Posts
    2,726
    Real Name
    Norbert
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I'll bet Norbert puts mayonnaise on his french fries!
    Correct! And strawberry jelly on crute liverwurst
    Gary likes this.

  15. #33
    Just Some Dude in Jersey My location The Scifi Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cöllingswööd, NJ
    Posts
    9,707
    Real Name
    Gördö
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0
    LIVER!

    EEEEeeeew!

    Mom made that nasty stuff once a week and ate liverwurst in between.

    Yuuuuuuuuck!

    Tastes like dirty buttocks!

    No amount of hot sauce, fried onions, Worcestershire, vodka/tequila, etc. can make liver taste good!

    Barf! Barf! Barf!


  16. #34
    Site Founder My location Gary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Swansea, MA
    Posts
    8,990
    Real Name
    Gary
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    EEEEeeeew!

    Tastes like dirty buttocks!
    Umm, okay...
    The Scifi Guy likes this.
    My 24 Valve Ascona A wagon project blog.
    www.alt-opel.us
    @opelgary


  17. #35
    1000 Post Club
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,590
    Real Name
    William
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Yup, scrapple for breakfast all the time growing up.

    Until I was old enough to read the list of ingredients, then never again.

    I grew up on a small farm in PA Dutch country. In the fall some of the neighbors would gather and butcher several animals, so I didn't need to read any ingredients. Nothing was wasted. The small intestines of the hogs were cleaned and used as sausage casings. Intestines are the ingredient in chittlins or chitterlings eaten in the south. Even with this, my least favorite food item is one I encountered when eating in a university dining hall in Wales. It was called "black pudding" which I quickly realized was what my father had talked about as "blood pudding." No, thank you mam. Bill
    Ooooner, rrossjr and The Scifi Guy like this.

  18. #36
    Member pumpkindriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Killeen, Tx.
    Posts
    158
    Real Name
    Mark
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Grits are a potato substitute and you can eat them with almost any dish. But they have become a mostly breakfast food. And its hard to beat them with a couple or three fried eggs, toast and bacon for breakfast. A little salt and pepper, butter and kind of mixed together with the yolk from the eggs along with toast to scoop it all up with, yummmmm!

  19. #37
    Just Some Dude in Jersey My location The Scifi Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cöllingswööd, NJ
    Posts
    9,707
    Real Name
    Gördö
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0
    Us uber classy folks up here in the Northeast are used to eating everything with specific silverware and we almost never touch food with our hands, except Cheesesteaks, hot dogs, and potato chips. When you sit down to eat a traditional holiday meal 'round here, every person has like 20 pieces of silverware and multiple plates and glasses in front of them. Salad forks, dessert forks, a special knife for spreading butter, coffee spoons, fondue forks, forks for picking stuff out of your teeth, a special plate for bread rolls, the list goes on and on.

    'Cuz we're so classy, we ain't got a clue as to how to eat exotic food like tacos that you eat with your hands. Oh, we try to get the special knives and forks out to eat'em, but it's tough to tell which ones to use. Do ya cut a taco with a steak knife that looks like a chain saw or do ya use the special knife for spreading Cheez Whiz? What size special plate do you put tacos on? Are tacos an appetizer, a main course, a pre-dessert palate cleanser or.......????

    We might be classy as heck, but we're as dumb as day old turds when it comes to eatin' finger food. But all sorts of Latino restaurants with names like Chupucabra and El Gordo Grande keep opening up, so we need to learn how to eat food that requires you to use your hand as your plate and somehow manage to not bite your fingers off. Since there's no Mexicans 'round here, only Puerto Ricans, we ain't got no one to tell us how to eat that stuff properly. And because we're all self-taught hand eaters, everyone does it differently. Heck, no two people eat a slice of pizza the same way.

    I, therefore, have evolved my own method for eating a taco:

    Never put it down.

    Once you pick up a taco you're commited. You have to finish it before you do anything else. Since the shell breaks on the first bite, if you put it down it will fall apart like Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall. You have to hold it upright, otherwise the corn-based U-shaped plate that holds the cat-based meat and mushy beans lets all the guts fall out. Therefore you have to turn your head sideways to get the sucker in your pie-hole. When you're done eating your taco, you have a big decision to make: Have another taco immediately or use up all the napkins on the table wiping cat guts and mystery sauces off of your face and fingers.

    Am I doing it right?

    Curious Gordos want to know!


    Last edited by The Scifi Guy; 03-19-2017 at 06:53 AM.

  20. #38
    Member Timbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Auburn, NH
    Posts
    411
    Real Name
    Tim
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Us uber classy folks up here in the Northeast are used to eating everything with specific silverware and we almost never touch food with our hands, except Cheesesteaks, hot dogs, and potato chips. When you sit down to eat a traditional holiday meal 'round here, every person has like 20 pieces of silverware and multiple plates and glasses in front of them. Salad forks, dessert forks, a special knife for spreading butter, coffee spoons, fondue forks, forks for picking stuff out of your teeth, a special plate for bread rolls, the list goes on and on.

    'Cuz we're so classy, we ain't got a clue as to how to eat exotic food like tacos that you eat with your hands. Oh, we try to get the special knives and forks out to eat'em, but it's tough to tell which ones to use. Do ya cut a taco with a steak knife that looks like a chain saw or do ya use the special knife for spreading Cheez Whiz? What size special plate do you put tacos on? Are tacos an appetizer, a main course, a pre-dessert palate cleanser or.......????

    We might be classy as heck, but we're as dumb as day old turds when it comes to eatin' finger food. But all sorts of Latino restaurants with names like Chupucabra and El Gordo Grande keep opening up, so we need to learn how to eat food that requires you to use your hand as your plate and somehow manage to not bite your fingers off. Since there's no Mexicans 'round here, only Puerto Ricans, we ain't got no one to tell us how to eat that stuff properly. And because we're all self-taught hand eaters, everyone does it differently. Heck, no two people eat a slice of pizza the same way.

    I, therefore, have evolved my own method for eating a taco:

    Never put it down.

    Once you pick up a taco you're commited. You have to finish it before you do anything else. Since the shell breaks on the first bite, if you put it down it will fall apart like Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall. You have to hold it upright, otherwise the corn-based U-shaped plate that holds the cat-based meat and mushy beans lets all the guts fall out. Therefore you have to turn your head sideways to get the sucker in your pie-hole. When you're done eating your taco, you have a big decision to make: Have another taco immediately or use up all the napkins on the table wiping cat guts and mystery sauces off of your face and fingers.

    Am I doing it right?

    Curious Gordos want to know!



    Gordo,

    Try a soft shell taco.
    RallyBob and The Scifi Guy like this.

  21. #39
    Just Some Dude in Jersey My location The Scifi Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cöllingswööd, NJ
    Posts
    9,707
    Real Name
    Gördö
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
    Gordo,

    Try a soft shell taco.

    Isn't that like those wrap things that are taking over the world? Man, EVERY food place is now offering wraps, even the supermarket and traditional sandwich shops. Some places have done away with sandwiches on bread or rolls altogether and now only offer wraps. What the heck is that wrap stuff, anyway? Seems like pre-chewed leather. Is it some sort of soft, chewy, rubber? Whadizdat stuff? Will we soon be seeing pizza wraps, cheesesteak wraps, tootsie pop wraps, etc?


  22. #40
    Living in the past opelnut10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Posts
    2,190
    Real Name
    Lloyd
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Eating grits for classy folks

    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Us uber classy folks up here in the Northeast are used to eating everything with specific silverware and we almost never touch food with our hands, except Cheesesteaks, hot dogs, and potato chips. When you sit down to eat a traditional holiday meal 'round here, every person has like 20 pieces of silverware and multiple plates and glasses in front of them. Salad forks, dessert forks, a special knife for spreading butter, coffee spoons, fondue forks, forks for picking stuff out of your teeth, a special plate for bread rolls, the list goes on and on.

    'Cuz we're so classy, we ain't got a clue as to how to eat exotic food like tacos that you eat with your hands. Oh, we try to get the special knives and forks out to eat'em, but it's tough to tell which ones to use. Do ya cut a taco with a steak knife that looks like a chain saw or do ya use the special knife for spreading Cheez Whiz? What size special plate do you put tacos on? Are tacos an appetizer, a main course, a pre-dessert palate cleanser or.......????

    We might be classy as heck, but we're as dumb as day old turds when it comes to eatin' finger food. But all sorts of Latino restaurants with names like Chupucabra and El Gordo Grande keep opening up, so we need to learn how to eat food that requires you to use your hand as your plate and somehow manage to not bite your fingers off. Since there's no Mexicans 'round here, only Puerto Ricans, we ain't got no one to tell us how to eat that stuff properly. And because we're all self-taught hand eaters, everyone does it differently. Heck, no two people eat a slice of pizza the same way.

    I, therefore, have evolved my own method for eating a taco:

    Never put it down.

    Once you pick up a taco you're commited. You have to finish it before you do anything else. Since the shell breaks on the first bite, if you put it down it will fall apart like Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall. You have to hold it upright, otherwise the corn-based U-shaped plate that holds the cat-based meat and mushy beans lets all the guts fall out. Therefore you have to turn your head sideways to get the sucker in your pie-hole. When you're done eating your taco, you have a big decision to make: Have another taco immediately or use up all the napkins on the table wiping cat guts and mystery sauces off of your face and fingers.

    Am I doing it right?

    Curious Gordos want to know!


    We are not that classy around here, but here goes my country boy version for properly eating grits. They are made from course ground white corn, therefore, they are a cereal like oatmeal, and to be eaten properly the are dressed in butter and should be consumed with a soup spoon. Some coastal southern folks came up with shrimp and grits and that dish requires more tools, namely a dinner fork and a soup spoon. But regional dining does require some help with tools and tradition
    Ooooner likes this.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Eeeew! Squirrels Eat Grubs!
      By The Scifi Guy in forum General Discussions
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 11-17-2016, 02:54 AM
    2. What Opel enthusiasts eat
      By jtb in forum Humor
      Replies: 7
      Last Post: 10-12-2009, 12:03 AM
    3. On My Way to eat Supper Tonite
      By Ricky Slade in forum Opel Stories
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 12-17-2007, 02:33 PM
    4. Join the feast come eat a GT
      By calvin in forum General Discussions
      Replies: 10
      Last Post: 08-11-2004, 10:20 PM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •