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Okay, I hear you saying, "So,
what are Grits?"
Grits are made from the milling of corn
kernels. The first step in the process is to clean the
kernels; then, the grains are steamed for a short time to loosen the
tough outer hull. The grain kernel is split, which removes the
hull and germ, leaving the broken endosperm. Heavy steel
rollers break up the endosperm into granules, which are separated by
a screening process. The large-size granules are the grits;
the smaller ones become cornmeal and corn flour.
½ cup grits
2½ cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
One-half cup grits, washed in clear water
boiling 2½ cups water in which has been placed 1
Boil 2 to 3 minutes. (Place in double boiler
and cook until done).
If it remains over heat, stir often.
Eat with butter. A good dollop of butter makes them fine.