Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Homemade grits


Remember this?



And this?


And finally, this?

 
Our piles of ears finally dried out well enough to grind, so on a nice, fine weekend, we decided it was time for home-made grits!

Unlike regular processed grits, we don't bother with nixtamalization or de-germing or any of that stuff. We just grind the corn coarsely and cook it until it's soft.

Then Rachel adds salt and butter to hers, and I add salt, butter and sharp cheddar cheese to mine.

Organic, heirloom, fresh-ground, delicious.

This is why you grow your own. There's nothing like it.

9 Comments:

At September 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM , Blogger ChrisC said...

What do you use to grind them?

 
At September 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM , Blogger greenbasket.me said...

A lot of good comes from nixtamalization. If you ever grow extra flint corn, give it a try.

 
At September 26, 2013 at 7:06 AM , Blogger jean said...

I could go for some of that right now. This season, however, we got a few ears and the rats came out of their holes and got the rest. Where are the chickens when you need them?

 
At September 26, 2013 at 7:06 AM , Blogger jean said...

I could go for some of that right now. This season, however, we got a few ears and the rats came out of their holes and got the rest. Where are the chickens when you need them?

 
At September 26, 2013 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Matthew and Valerie of Gooseneck said...

Fantastic! I have never heard of homade grits.

 
At September 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Thank you. It's on my list of things to try. If I was relying on corn as a staple, I'd definitely do it.

 
At September 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

I have a "Country Living" grain mill, which is supposed to be awesome... but doesn't compare to the old Corona grain mill I used to use before it broke. The Country Living Grain mill is darned slow.

 
At September 26, 2013 at 9:46 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

RATS? I thought you lived in paradise!

 
At September 26, 2013 at 9:46 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

They're totally and utterly worth growing. Hickory King corn makes the most amazing grits you'll ever eat.

 

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