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Help needed from Uncle Sam

I know this is a bit off subject (a bit !!) , I have a good friend ,a Limey like myself ,however he is currently residing in the U.S. of A ,Texas to be accurate and has brought me a couple exotic treats on his latest return home, trouble is I have no idea what to do with these culinary delights……
Any suggestion gratefully received.
P.S. I will of course take this of after a couple of days.

21 responses to Help needed from Uncle Sam

  1. Throw them in the bin (tasteless except when flooded in butter/salt).

  2. Mmmmm Butter and Salt……

  3. The tinned stuff looks like sweetcorn the other stuff looks like Porridge but when and how to serve them is what I want to know.

    • Definitely traditional Southern breakfast dishes, but also used instead of potatoes or rice by preference. I seem to recall grits are just simmered in water/milk (?) like a porridge and the hominy is just heated through I think.

      Kidding aside, they don’t taste of much as they were a poor man’s meal. It’s been decades since I ate any, so may be a little “off” and you may yet find a Grits Champion to put you right.

  4. LOL……….in some parts of the States, those are consumed every day! Girts with butter and sugar are kind of like oatmeal in the morning. Of course I like them with Shrimp and roux. Hominy, strain the can and put it in a frying pan with butter and heat on medium. Salt and pepper to taste, stirring to slightly brown. Thank of lightly roasted corn. 🙂

  5. The first time I encountered Grits was in the mess hall at Ft. Gordon, Ga. One of my companions from Basic took some, thinking it was Cream of Wheat. he put syrup on it, and the Southern boys all looked at him incredulously, and asked what the h=ll he was doing? “Thems Grits!” Huh? They explained to him that one put butter and salt and pepper on it, or this reddish gravy concocted from the butt end of a ham. Recently, there was a show on about Hillbillys, a pejorative for Southerners, narrated by (ahem) Billy Joe Cyrus. They addressed Grits, and the guy that talked about it said that you didn’t eat Grits alone, but mixed it with eggs, bacon, etc. He opined that only “a starving dog” would eat them plain. You prepare Grits like oatmeal.(I have the instant variety, takes 5 minutes) Both it and Hominy are corn. My Mom used to fix it, you heat it and eat it with (again) butter, salt and pepper. Corn without the cob.
    In conclusion, Yee-hah, y’all!

  6. Cheers Bernard ,I’ll try them both out.

  7. Add some cheese to the grits. And, as has been stated, eat with eggs and bacon – or ham.

  8. Bein’ a “yankee” from New England, when I eat grits, I put sugar on ’em like ya would a hot cereal…..drives those rednecks nuts! 🙂

  9. Sprinkle cocoa on grits (gris here) FTW

  10. I enjoy grits with a bit of butter and salt as a side to scrambled eggs with a spot of Tabasco. They’re also good as dinner with some sautéed shrimp and some collard greens on the side. Shrimp n’ Grits is a favorite in the coastal South. In fact, Jekyl Island, Ga. holds a Shrimp n’ Grits Festival every September. It’s a great time in a great place.
    Heat the drained hominy up in a pan with some butter. Hominy is also used in a Mexican soup in the southwest.

  11. Grits ,with butter and pepper. Being a New Yorker my first taste of grits was in boot camp in sunny Florida.

  12. Neil, feed it to the duck’s !

  13. Looks suitable for surfacing the road.

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