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“Nothing like shredded potatoes spiced just right and fried up. YUM :) topped with katsup and served hot.”
“Have you started on these things now Free????? - I love hashbrowns too. I do like McDs breakfasts, and I walk past one every day on the way to work. Lots of self control required there.”
“I was hungry..sorry :S”
“hashbrowns that are diced, smothered and covered from Waffle House. They are served with a large bowl of grits, three eggs over easy, two pieces of sausage, toast, OJ and coffee. Now that is a breakfast”
“Ok - I'm with you on everything but the Grits Ewker!”
“Free24 = Jello Fog”
“I don't even know what grits are :S”
“Grits are good, that's what they are. Don't ever listen to anyone that tells you any different ; ) .”
“Ugh. Grits are soooo overrated. Now hashbrowns on the other hand.
And they dehydrate well for the trail!”
“did I mention that hashbrownies are good too? ;)”
“Grits and polenta are baxically the same thing. Grts is white corn and polent is yellow.”
“corn? as in cornbread? maybe i should try it sometime”
“Polenta is yellow corn meal. Same thing that you use for cornbread.”
“Hey... does Betty Crocker still make those dehydrated hashbrowns? I haven't seen them at my usual store in a while.
Having those things around will make you take a frying pan on the trail For Sure.”
“ynami, you have got to try true southern grits. They are great.
I forgot you need some red eye gravy to go over the eggs, grits, hashbrowns...lol
Skully, have you ever had hot water cornbread”
“I tried some in DC in eastern market, they came highly recommended, but did nothing for me.”
“No Ewker, I've never tried that.”
“skully, your probably to young to remember it or you might have called it something else.
Here is the recipe and ingredients for it:
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
3/4 cup boiling water
1 In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and sugar. Add boiling water and shortening; stir until shortening melts.
2 Pour oil or bacon fat to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large skillet and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3 Shape cornmeal mixture into flattened balls using a heaping tablespoon as a measuring guide. Fry each in hot oil, turning once, until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve at once with maple syrup or honey.”
“Ewker, I have had fried cornbread with meals for a long time. My grandmother would fry it before she would cook it in the oven.
With some crowder peas, a couple of pork chops, maybe some new potatoes and cream style corn.
that woman could cook”
“let me clarify....she would prefer to fry it as opposed to baking it....”
“chili, I remember eating fried cornbread way b4 I ever had baked cornbread. But normally you put milk or buttermilk in it instead of hot water. That is why it is called Hot Water Cornbread”
“Grits are like cream of wheat! At the risk of starting a war with Chili eat em with butter sugar and cinnamon!”
“I was wrong Ewker, I have had those. Only they called them cornmeal fritters. They were good!”
“You guys had better do a couple of laps around town just for talkin' about all that starch and grease!
Grits is good......as a vee-hickle for grease.
The greater question is;
Is it proper to say, "grits are" or, "grits is"???
I will go along with "IS".
Would one say, "rice are"?”
“You're frittering away the hashbrowns thread!”
“I respectfully disagree TT. I don't want just one grit so I guess it's grits are...”
Back To Hash Browns
“The best way to do fried potatoes is to fry real potatoes.
Boiled or raw potatoes should be cut in small cubes and fried with onions in peanut oil.
OR better yet, BACON GREASE!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, choose your grease!”
“Well, I look at it this way. In science we say, "These data are..." because the word "data" is plural. Datum being the singular form. Now, you rarely see datum being used but it exists nonetheless. The word grits is plural, the singular form being "grit". Now, you never see that used but it exists nonetheless. Therefore, "Grits are..." would be correct.
You are wearing hip waders, right? Safety first!”
“Honey, around you only the chest waders are the minimum required.”
“But no one eats "a grit"!”
“....or "a mess o' grit"!”
“I got a grit stuck between my teeth once.”
“I mentioned red eye gravy earlier, who knows what it is and how do you make it”
“Grits are like cream of wheat! At the risk of starting a war with Chili eat em with butter sugar and cinnamon!"
Darlin, with all due respect, grits 'aint nothin' like cream of wheat. Sugar and cinnamon? Well, you are a transplanted yankee, what could I expect?
“RED EYE GRAVY
Andrew Jackson, American General and 7th President asked his cook to prepare lunch. The cook had been drinking corn whiskey the night before, and his eyes were red. General Jackson told him to fix him some country ham with gravy as red as the cooks eyes. Others overheard this, and ham gravy became known as Red Eye Gravy from then on.
Hmmm... according to a couple of recipes I just checked, you fry some ham steak (in whatever you prefer: bacon grease, shortening, oil, etc.) then add black coffee to the drippings (maybe a little sugar, brown or white; maybe a little water) and reduce. Season to taste.
Then there's this....
"The term red eye initially referred to watered down whiskey served back in pioneer day saloons. Perhaps that is why we still see the occasional recipe that calls for whiskey instead of coffee as the key ingredient."
(all usual disclaimers apply)”
“Chili if you had a bowl of grits side by side with bowl of cream of wheat, one would be hard pressed to tell the difference!”
“How can you tell grits from Cream of Wheat? How can you tell an oral thermometer from a rectal thermometer?
“would you use a rectal thermometer for brown eye gravy?”
“You don't need a thermometer to make gravy. I have had red-eye and saw-mill gravy. I am not familiar with the brown eye.”
“"Chili if you had a bowl of grits side by side with bowl of cream of wheat, one would be hard pressed to tell the difference!"
You might not be able to tell the difference, but I promise you I would. Hell, they didn't even sell cream of wheat in Lower Alabama when I was growing up.”
“whose idea was it to ruin a perfectly good fried potato thread with a grits discussion?
i think french fries are my all-time favorite food.”
“uhhm, to be pc, didn't you mean "freedom fries"?”
“is that pc or un-pc?”
“I like hashbrowns much better than french fries!”
“i most definitely did not mean Freedom Fries!!! LOL!”
“Chips you mean :op - god how I miss real chips”
“i like any kind of fried potato delight! but i don't like cheese on it, yuck.”
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