danfraz LSU Fan San Antonio TX Member since Apr 2008 17809 posts
re: Quick grits vs. Regular(Posted by danfraz on 8/28/09 at 10:57 am to Gris Gris)
Regular. Instant grits? Mr. Tipton: No self respectin' Southerner uses instant grits. I take pride in my grits. Vinny Gambini: So, Mr. Tipton, how could it take you 5 minutes to cook your grits when it takes the entire grit eating world 20 minutes? Mr. Tipton: I don't know, I'm a fast cook I guess. Vinny Gambini: I'm sorry I was all the way over here I couldn't hear you did you say you were a fast cook, that's it? Mr. Tipton: Yeah. Vinny Gambini: Are we to believe that boiling water soaks into a grit faster in your kitchen than anywhere else on the face of the earth? Mr. Tipton: I don't know. Vinny Gambini: Well, I guess the laws of physics cease to exist on top of your stove. Were these magic grits? Did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans?
The only difference between quick grits and regular is the size of the grit. Quick grits are ground a little finer so they will cook a little quicker. I prefer stone ground because of the texture, but quick grits are good too.
Instant grits are pre-cooked and dehydrated, they are an abomination, I won't serve them to a toddler or a Yankee.
i grew up on instant grits so they will always hold a place in my stomach, but i made some quick grits last night and mixed in a little sour cream and bleu cheese and served with some sauteed shrimp and green onions