Aye, that’s a big bag for a wee lass…..
Managed to stop myself before I ate the whole lot.
Do I want to know what “haggis” is? 😀
pigs bladder stuffed with … sheep? and spices… and oatmeal… maybe. Always a bit vague; always best not to dwell in it.
Although I am sure these delicious crisps are a long way from having much to do with real haggis. Very delicious. For those brought up on haggis. Heinous for all others, I suspect.
Sounds like a witch’s brew! 😀
Over here, folks scrub the intestines of pigs with Clorox, then cut them into 1″ pieces and boil them and eat them. They never do get the original smell out of them, though. Enough to gag a maggot, as we say. But pure protein, I suppose. Sighs. Anyway, this lovely dish is called “chitterlings” (or “chitlins” by the country folk.) Ever heard of it?
And it is downright amazing how kids beg for this dish. Shudders.
I’ve read “chitterlings” in stories, but we’ve no need, what with the haggis. As alien as “grits”??
No comparison. Grits are a mild sort of porridge made from hominy, which is corn (maize?) that has the hull soaked off and has been ground fine. It is roughly comparible to Irish oats or Cream of Wheat. Good hot with butter and syrup or cream and sugar on top, for breakfast. Not a real eye-opener, but more like a gentle lullaby for waking up.
Not like chitlins or haggis, not one bit like them.
So grits aren’t gritty? Odd name. And is grits singular or plural? Can you have grit? Or a grit? Just grits?
Grits are corsely granulated, but soft and moist. Imagine briefly whirling cooked rice in a blender with a tad of water. Still some particles, but not truly gritty.
Do you like grits? Mom made cheese grits just for you. I’ll have a helping of grits, please. I’ll have grits, please. Eat your grits. Clean the rest of the grits off your plate before you have dessert. Only a small spoonful of grits left. Our dishwasher doesn’t clean off grits very well, so we’ll wash by hand, tonight.
I think it is both singular and plural. Some confusion, there, it being a very confined, custom food, in the first place, native only to S. USA. I suppose this confusion comes from it being a clipped form of “hominy grits”. Huh. Hominy is never plural in construction. I’ll have hominy, please. Mom made hominy just for you. Clean that last piece of hominy off your plate before dessert. Hmm.
No hominies, and no grit. Hmm. Glad you asked.
I’ve never heard of one grit, although we joke at the table lots, so it might come up in our home, under the right circumstances, such as, “May I have a clean glass? The dishwasher left a grit inside this one.” If there were such a thing, it would be about double the size of the punctuation we call a period.
Grits do (hmm. plural. hmm) taste good, though, if you put enough cheese or syrup on THEM. Hmm. Grits ARE so mild, THEY can take on any flavor with aplomb, much like rice, that way.
We never say rices, though, unless we are referring to differen varieties, as in agriculture, or bulk sales: “For rices, the grocer carries basmatti, jasmine, and wild rices, in addition to white, long grain.”
If we referred in that manner to various types of grits, we would not say “gritses”. In such a case, we also could refer to various types of hominies, I suppose. Fine line, there.
This is making me hungry. See ya later! 🙂
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