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    How to eat grits?

    I was eating my bacon and grits this morning for breakfast when I noticed my bride putting grape jelly in her grits and mixing it up to eat. What the hell? The proper way, as I see it, is to put a blob of butter and pepper on the grits and eat it that way.

    Is grape jelly and grits sacrilege?
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    When I was in 5th grade, the mother of a friend of mine used to make tortillas and put a small amount of butter and a bunch of grape jelly on them while still warm. HMMMMM!

    My mother used to add a little peanut butter on our BLT sandwiches. I never knew that it was WRONG!

    So I guess i'm saying "try it, you'll like it"! The bottom line is simple, if SHE likes them that way, let HER eat them that way.

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    My first 'exposure' to grits was back in the '70's on a trip to the Navy base in Norfolk, VA. We were having breakfast in a diner and one of the guys I was with (we were all from the North) asked the waitress "How do you eat this stuff?" She replied "Just put oodles and oodles of butter and salt on it."

    He was the same guy that had a chef in an Italian restaurant come out and start yelling at him because he asked for ketchup for his pasta dish...
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    "How to eat grits"? Didn't you mean "why"??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opelmel View Post
    "How to eat grits"? Didn't you mean "why"??
    If you eat them "right" then they are great! I wouldn't suggest eating grits with jelly, though. 😝
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    My first 'exposure' to grits was back in the '70's on a trip to the Navy base in Norfolk, VA. ...
    My first exposure to grits...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWC0sKCS5oA
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    I've eaten with Italian folks 'round here who regard pasta as so holy that they eat it seperately on it's own plate BEFORE eating the main course. These are the kind of Italians that call spagetti sauce "gravy", even though the can clearly says "sauce". But they don't put it on their spagetti. No, that's holy stuff. They eat a giant pile of it unseasoned, finish it, then eat whatever the main course is and put their "gravy" on that.

    Conversely, I've eaten spagetti multiple times with a large family called the Kennedy's and they pre-mixed the spagetti sauce with the spagetti so that the spagetti turned pink with no extra sauce left over. Eeeew! I hated eating with them.

    I can't stand boiled hot dogs. Grosses me out. Fried, baked, or broiled doggies for me.

    And wassup with sunny side up eggs? Yuck! Scramble them or make an omelet as God intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrossjr View Post
    My first exposure to grits...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWC0sKCS5oA
    Hey, at least he just had butter on the grits! 😁
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    With jelly or jam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opelmel View Post
    "How to eat grits"? Didn't you mean "why"??
    So I am guessing you do not know "what" grits are. Or u come from a land where parents have poor skills at teaching their children to try different things, rather than knocking them without knowledge.

    Nothing wrong with Hominy/Grits. Butter and salt, sugar with a splpash of cream, jelly/jam and grits, mmm mmmm mmmm, FOOD MAN!!! Just because the name sounds odd does not make the CORN bad, If you don't eat corn, your truly not a real American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    With jelly or jam?
    That's why I started this thread. I saw Yvonne put grape jelly in her grits this morning.... that's nasty...

    Butter and pepper is the way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow73GT View Post
    So I am guessing you do not know "what" grits are. Or u come from a land where parents have poor skills at teaching their children to try different things, rather than knocking them without knowledge.

    Nothing wrong with Hominy/Grits. Butter and salt, sugar with a splpash of cream, jelly/jam and grits, mmm mmmm mmmm, FOOD MAN!!! Just because the name sounds odd does not make the CORN bad, If you don't eat corn, your truly not a real American.
    Rather presumptuous of you to assume that I've never had them, or that my parents had poor teaching skills. They taught me that, and manners. And as for the land that I came from.....my mother is from North Dakota.
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    Since we are on the subject of southern foods, how about boiled peanuts? Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wklopf View Post
    Since we are on the subject of southern foods, how about boiled peanuts? Bill
    Bill, that is "bawld" peanuts. I was in South Carolina and it took me 10 minutes to figure out what the guy was saying (while quietly trying to figured what made them "bald"!)


    My family will start to laugh if you just say "bald peanuts", until they remember the taste (or lack of it) and the slimy feeling in your mouth! Been there, done that, DON'T want the T-shirt!

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    ill never understand sunny side up, deviled eggs, etc.... or liver, or cannibal sandwiches.

    but gluckmuggle, that stuff is the shiz!
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    LOL, never had grits. Where I come from, it's all about that chile. We put it on everything. NM is one of the spiciest states in the country, due to the majority of the state being Hispanic. Locally, if you grew up here and have never eaten green chile or Blake's, you pretty much are shunned until you do. The nearby joint knows me by name... a Blake's breakfast burrito is my drug in the mornings. Screw coffee when I can eat a 5 lb breakfast burrito for $4.17, and I won't need to eat until dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opelmel View Post
    Rather presumptuous of you to assume that I've never had them, or that my parents had poor teaching skills. They taught me that, and manners. And as for the land that I came from.....my mother is from North Dakota.
    Then you have had Lefse? Wasn't trying to be presumtous, in my experience those who knock grits 99.9% of the time have never had or tried grits, and are assuming because of the name that they are "sumtin icky" which is way off the mark..

    Now since your mother is a Nort Dakotan, and if we want to talk "ick", have you had lutfisk? (makes me throw up in my mouth a little just typing the name
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    Don't have it in Canada. Seen it in my travels south but it looks kinda gross like poutine. Possibly it tastes better than it looks. Maybe next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale .D View Post
    Don't have it in Canada. Seen it in my travels south but it looks kinda gross like poutine. Possibly it tastes better than it looks. Maybe next time.
    Funny, I've never had poutine. I've tried grits though. Didn't mind them at all.

    What you put on them might be a regional thing. Coming from Canadian roots, both sides of my family ate a traditional Acadian meal called rapure (or rappie pie). However my mom was from Nova Scotia, and my dad's roots are from New Brunswick. So while they both ate rapure, the toppings were completely different.

    In Nova Scotia, it was butter and salt. In New Brunswick it was sugar. So my mom had a look of disgust on her face seeing my dad put sugar on his, and my dad had the same look when my mom put salt and butter on hers. To each his own.....
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