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PRUDCHIC7 is asking: (2 answers)
Looking for good sofkee recipes - I know all about grits, but apparently there's more to sofkee than grits (according to my husband's interpretation of the dish as mentioned in the 2010 movie, "True Grit").

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Last updated: Jul. 31, 2011 2:25 pm
Posted: Jul. 31, 2011 11:30 am
Answered by: Cindy Capps Lepp
Jul. 31, 2011 11:33 am
Welcome, Prud! Please repost and hit the Request a Recipe question, Okay?
Answered by: Cindy Capps Lepp
Jul. 31, 2011 11:38 am
Grits Grits served with eggs, bacon and toast. Origin Alternative name(s) Sofkee or Sofkey Place of origin United States South Creator(s) Native Americans Dish details Course served mainly a breakfast side-dish Serving temperature warm to hot Main ingredient(s) ground corn Variations Hominy grits Yellow speckled grits Other information Soul food Grits are a food of Native American origin common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast. They consist of coarsely ground corn, or sometimes hominy, in which case they are referred to as hominy grits. They are also sometimes called sofkee or sofkey from the Muskogee (Creek) language word. Grits are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world, such as polenta, or the thinner farina. Grits are usually prepared by adding one part grits to two-to-three parts boiling water, sometimes seasoned with salt. They are usually cooked for 15 – 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the grits become a porridge-like consistency. As grits expand when they are cooked, they need to be stirred periodically to prevent sticking and forming lumps. They may be served with grated cheese, butter, sausage or country ham red-eye gravy. Grits can also be fried in a pan or molded to create a firm block; the resulting block can be cut with a knife or wire, and the slices fried in a fat such as vegetable oil, butter, or bacon grease. The word "grits" is most likely to have derived from the German term "Grütze," which in turn derived from the Italian term "gruzzi," meaning crushed (or coarsely ground) corn.[dubious – discuss] The word "grits" is one of the few rare words that may properly be used as either singular or plural in writing or speech and can be used with a singular or plural verb.
Jul. 31, 2011 2:25 pm
Will do - thanks!
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