Saturday, July 14, 2012


Send me your GRITS recipes and I will post them. Over time I will try the actual recipe and write about them on the blog.

Thanks for Sharing..

Remember, I like food with the letter "I" in it....i.e.   grIts, rIbeye, pIg, ... tapIoca, rIbs,,, sock-I-Salmon.... :)  ok, so I'm flexible...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Welcome to the Official World Grits Festival Headquarters

Welcome back to the GRITSTER! I know I haven't posted in a while but found the GRITS FESTIVAL in St. George South Carolina. Click on the link below to see the details of the festival.

Welcome to the Official World Grits Festival Headquarters

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Brad the Painter

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer Grit-Nanza!!

Try GRITS in LASAGNA..........??

That's right, you are going to love this.

OK, so here is how it works.

Make Grits how you normally would, although stop the cooking before they set up too firmly. Into a cookie sheet with a small lip, pour the GRITS and allow them to cool in the fridge. Make enough to cover the bottom of your Lasagna pan three times. ( you will be using the grits to layer the lasagna)

OK, I have to admit that the high brow cousin of grits, CORNMEAL, also works very well for this application.

Make your Lasagna like you normally would but instead of using Lasagna Noodles, place the GRIT SHEETS into the pan.....they may break up somewhat as you place them into the bottom of the lasagna cooking pan, that is OK....

Normal layers of cheese, meat sauce etc with the right seasonings and you have an awesome meal....with LEFTOVERS!!


Monday, April 11, 2011

GRITS, The Trailer Park Cousin to POLENTA is making a COMEBACK!!

Yes, It's true,   Polenta seen here is the "blue blooded" version of the GRIT. Over the decades, Polenta has gained an elan' that has tried to put it into a class of its own.... but like the Hilton family trying to disown Paris, Polenta has long tried to distance itself from its often loved by the South cousin, GRITS....sometimes referred to as THE GRIT.   Being a "blue collar" grade of meal, the GRIT has often been overlooked by the high end dining establishments around the US.... But, what is old becomes 'new' again, GRITS are making a resurgence. And like a little sister copying the fashion of an elder sibling, GRITS is often being used as a direct replacement for Polenta served as a high end meal with the right accoutrement.....
Grits with Shrimp and Beans...
If you are not a GRITS fan yet, don't delay in trying some me for a recipe if you need one....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dear GRITSTER, can you tell me? - GRITS - PLURAL OR SINGULAR - It on...

A Concerned Gritter Writes:  Dear Gritster, thank you so much for looking into this! This clears up much of my GRITFUSION. If there were a GRIT-GOD, you would be um.....HIM,,,,,,HER?

There is an actual "clinical" difference whether a GRIT should be referred to in the Singular or Plural form....The correct answer is,....................



If it follows the statement, "KISS MY -GRITS", then it is absolutely plural.....

If is a small item caught between only "two" teeth, then it is used in the Singular form...... For example: " I have a GRIT stuck either "in" or "between" my teeth..  If the comment refers to more than ONE GRIT, between or in MORE than "two teeth", (known in some parts of the South as "teefes"), it would then be properly used in the Plural form..

Note to Gritters of the world.- There still exist some instances where some GRIT-FUSION may occur. Some examples are below.
"Do you want GRITS for dinner?" - could refer to One bowl of Grits or two "actual GRITS" depending on budgetary concerns......This can cause real confusion and, in this particular case, can cause a very gritty situation between linguists.

Please don't confuse this with the terms GRIT or GRIST in reference to someones constitutional fortitude. I will address those topics in a later article...


What is your favorite GRIT recipe..... I know, other than the "hot water" part. ......Post your favorite GRITS recipe. I will try it out. The best recipe, as judged by my team of GRIT Specialists.... will screen all entries...

WINNER Gets a free KEY FINDER...