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theantiquetiger
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Looking for gourmet grits

What kind (or brand) of grits does restaurants use with their shrimp, i.e. Galatoire's, Strobe's?

What cheeses do they use?


Rohan2Reed
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
stone ground yellow (Palmetto Farms is a good brand)

extra sharp cheddar


theantiquetiger
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Dutchtown
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Just cook to directions or something different? I love the creamy texture.


Rohan2Reed
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Simple recipe I like:

1. Cook 1 cup grits as instructed on package
2. Add stick of butter (can reduce amount based on preferred texture)
3. Add cheese (1 lb extra sharp cheddar)
4. add garlic salt and couple dashes Tabasco
5. Simmer on low or bake in oven until all cheese is melted and incorporated. Remove when grits reach desired creaminess



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BigBossMan
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Mcewan and sons

4:1 milk to grit. Extra part cream to finish, lots of butter, thyme, garlic, s&p, dashi if you can get it if not beer


theantiquetiger
LSU Fan
Dutchtown
Member since Feb 2005
6948 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
Y'all both say sharp cheddar cheese, but isn't that a yellow cheese? Their grits are white as snow.


Rohan2Reed
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Apologies for lack of clarity. I've never had grits from either of those restaurants, just giving you my own preference.


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Gris Gris
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Probably stone ground white grits. Could be cream cheese, white cheddar, Gouda, Brie....
Stroubes site says Parmesan grits.


Tigertown in ATL
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Atlanta/Savannah
Member since Sep 2009
14564 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
go to Emeril's recipe.

substitute half and half for milk.

baby them as you cook.



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HeadyMurphey
LSU Fan
Los Santos
Member since Jan 2008
16046 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
The Olde Pink House uses stone ground grits from this place:

LINK

You can get white or yellow. They said that stone ground is how you get creamy grits. I ordered some and replicated their shrimp and grits last weekend. Hard to eat other grits now.


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OTIS2
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NoLA
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
The color comes from cooking with milk and/or cream or half and half. Consider a white sharp cheddar blended in near the end. A good parm would work, too. Use regular 20 minute grits or fancy stone ground for a good result. Tyler Florence's Ultimate Shrimp and Grits recipe has a grits method that is what you are looking for, I belief.
This post was edited on 11/6 at 8:36 am


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MeridianDog
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Sam's club sells a good white cheddar. The brand is Cabot. Your grocer probably has a good extra sharp white cheddar. Stone ground Grits are what we use - from a mill in DeKalb, MS.

in shrimp grits with no cheese

Fried grits with gouda

Good cheese options for cheese grits are sharp white cheddar, Parmesan, Gouda. I have used Swiss and got a nice nutty flavor. Use at least half milk for the liquid.

This post was edited on 11/6 at 8:38 am


CITWTT
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Cabot is one very good maker of cheeses, it is generally for sale in most stores dairy section.


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Bussemer
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Heading South
Member since Dec 2007
2401 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
I've been using Old Rotterdam Gouda from Rouses in my cheese grits the last couple of times and really liked it.


tewino
Member since Aug 2009
441 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
Dude at the sat farmers market grinds high end products like grits/polenta, rice flour, corn meal etc. I think Commanders and August and others source from them.


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nikinik
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Mid City
Member since Jan 2009
5685 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
Get grits from Anson Mills
Cook with chicken stock and cream instead of water
Add an entire stick of HIGH QUALITY butter (like Presidente)
Add smoked gouda
Salt and pepper to taste

Thank me later.


txtigersw
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Where the west begins
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Looking for gourmet grits
Anson Mills Carolina Gold Grits. BesT ever


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Oenophile Brah
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Member since Jan 2013
6648 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
quote:

Get grits from Anson Mills Cook with chicken stock and cream instead of water Add an entire stick of HIGH QUALITY butter (like Presidente) Add smoked gouda Salt and pepper to taste

This is sound advice!


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Kajungee
LSU Fan
South ,Section 6 Row N
Member since Mar 2004
16052 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
quote:

I love the creamy texture.


Try using regular yellow corn meal.

You will be pleasantly surprised.

The chicken stock and cream are also nice additions


theantiquetiger
LSU Fan
Dutchtown
Member since Feb 2005
6948 posts

re: Looking for gourmet grits
Hole E Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bought "Country Boy Brand" stone ground white grits. They are local from Denham Springs, bought at Alexander Market.

I just made a test batch:

(Single Serving)
1/4 clove chopped garlic
1 pat of butter
1/4 cup 1/2 & 1/2
3/4 cup water
dash of ground thyme
Salt & pepper
1/4 cup grits
1oz smoked Gouda
1oz Parmesan cheese (I used plain old grated)

Put butter and garlic in sauce pan, heat over low heat until butter melts and sautee garlic for a few seconds. Add cream, thyme, salt and pepper. Heat on low, make sure not to boil or burn the cream.

Add the water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add grits, constantly stirring and reduce heat. Stir until it comes thick. Remove from heat and add gouda and parm cheese, stir until melted and creamy.

MOTHER OF GOD, this shite is awesome!!!!!!!!
This post was edited on 11/6 at 3:15 pm


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