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Any southerners willing to send me some grits?

I am doing an upscale 8 course catering for a client and I was inspired by a dish at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Vegas.

It was a Kurobuta pork belly with cheesy grits and a tomato jam. I am going to put my own twist on it. I am using a Berkshire pork instead. I can do the jam part but am having no luck in finding the classic coarse white hominy grits. I love grits but we can only get the cornmeal sized stuff here. I want to make this as authentically southern as possible.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  • egretegret Posts: 4,035
    This is where I get mine. Stone ground and you can order online.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,620
    If you don't mind paying premium prices, check out Anson Mills. I usually reserve their products for special occasions. I haven't tried their white grits, but the yellow has been outstanding. Likewise everything else I've had from them.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,077
    I order my grits from http://mcewenandsons.com

    They are the best grits I've ever had, I got them from the 'sources' section of a John Besh cookbook, they are the grits he serves in his restaurants.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,861
    Nonsense! Southern grits are cheap, white, and instant. If you want to go fancy schmancy get you some polenta.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,542
    Nonsense! Southern grits are cheap, white, and instant. If you want to go fancy schmancy get you some polenta.
    instant grits are a personal affront to my southern heritage, good sir.
  • 3sheets3sheets Posts: 81
    Nonsense! Southern grits are cheap, white, and instant. If you want to go fancy schmancy get you some polenta.
    instant grits are a personal affront to my southern heritage, good sir.
    Didn't ya'll see the movie My Cousin Vinny?  No instant grits.

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  • We get these at the grocery store in Ontario

    Corn Grits Polenta
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,861

    We get these at the grocery store in Ontario


    Corn Grits Polenta
    When I said polenta I ment those exactly. I just couldn't remember the name. They are super easy to control the thickness and have a great mouth feel.

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,069
    We use the Red Mill as well.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Bob's is great stuff.
    Dunedin, FL
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Nonsense! Southern grits are cheap, white, and instant. If you want to go fancy schmancy get you some polenta.
    instant grits are a personal affront to my southern heritage, good sir.

    What part of you besides your manhood is southern?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • As mentioned above, we always use Bob's Red Mill Yellow Grits.  I recommend using a blend of chicken stock and half and half for your liquid.  Using water gives them no flavor.
    Kelley 
    Egging with NoJokeSmoke (Bruce) in SW Austin, Texas
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,287
    Are these Red Mill coarse? or just the fine stuff. I am looking for coarse.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,861
    hondabbq said:

    Are these Red Mill coarse? or just the fine stuff. I am looking for coarse.

    Coarse.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • hondabbq said:

    Are these Red Mill coarse? or just the fine stuff. I am looking for coarse.

    They are more coarse than fine.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,366
    Sobeys carries the Red Mill stuff

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,542
    @mickey, the part where my aunt and dad's family would crucify me if I tried instant grits. I was born in Charleston and spent most of my single digit years in SC/NC. 

    For you Texas folk, I believe a similar analogy is when someone tries to add beans to chili and someone calls out "get a rope".
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    @mickey, the part where my aunt and dad's family would crucify me if I tried instant grits. I was born in Charleston and spent most of my single digit years in SC/NC. 

    For you Texas folk, I believe a similar analogy is when someone tries to add beans to chili and someone calls out "get a rope".

    Welcome to our club. Don't know why I thought you were one of those.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,366
    We get these at the grocery store in Ontario

    Corn Grits Polenta
    When I said polenta I ment those exactly. I just couldn't remember the name. They are super easy to control the thickness and have a great mouth feel.
    I thought grits was white?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Some corn white some corn yellow, thus white grits & yellow grits.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,366
    Hey Miles! How's things buddy?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,542
    We get these at the grocery store in Ontario

    Corn Grits Polenta
    When I said polenta I ment those exactly. I just couldn't remember the name. They are super easy to control the thickness and have a great mouth feel.
    I thought grits was white?
    You can even get blue grits

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  • Steven, Just fine, how about you and Norma? Will we be seeing you at O-fest this year? Hope so. Thanks milesofsmiles.
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