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True Grit cooking trivia

scarmoza Jan 4, 2011 12:05 PM

In the 2010 version of True Grit, Moon and Quincy are preparing some sort of meal on the fire in the lean-to when Rooster arrives. What is it they are cooking in the pot on the fire? I couldn't make out the term.

  1. baileyforlife Oct 19, 2012 06:09 AM

    Softkey is another term for grits, which is ground corn or hominy. Very common dish in the south

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      beevod Jan 6, 2011 06:19 AM

      Trail Mix?

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        j
        jla1960 Jan 6, 2011 10:57 AM

        It's sofky, here is an excerpt from the script:

        "You was always dumb, Quincy, and remain true to form.
        He stirs the pot with a wooden spoon.
        . . .This here’s an awful lot of sofky. Was you boys looking for company?"

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        noodlepoodle Jan 5, 2011 06:46 PM

        That could have been some white bean melange or maybe some hominy mess. You'd have to be pretty hungry to eat that.

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          Johnny West Jan 5, 2011 07:09 PM

          In high school, when camping, we'd fry a pound of bacon,
          mix in a big can of pork and beans, and a can of beer and
          let it simmer over the wood fire - it was breakfast and we
          called it The 3 B's.

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            Johnny West Jan 6, 2011 09:51 AM

            I know, that's frontier survival rations. You eat what you have
            or you starve. Fat is good. I remember reading where the
            mountain man put the buffalo string guts in the fire and ate
            them first. I suppose it was a way to get greens and prevent
            scurvy.

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            jla1960 Jan 4, 2011 12:30 PM

            It's "sofky", a Creek Indian word for a type of corn soup, made (I think) with hominy and sometimes venison.

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              scarmoza Jan 4, 2011 12:34 PM

              Thank you, jla1960! I might have to try making some sofky and corn dodgers while camping this weekend.

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                Johnny West Jan 5, 2011 07:05 PM

                Lots of good corn dodger recipes on the net.
                I'll be making some this weekend, for fun and
                school rations. I'm not a fan of hominy but love
                cornmeal. BBBJW

                1. re: Johnny West
                  scarmoza Jan 6, 2011 01:31 PM

                  Yes, I've noticed many recipes for corn dodgers. I tried talking the rest of the campers into a sofky and bacon recipe I found but I convince them. We've settled on corn chowder instead.

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              ChiliDude Jan 4, 2011 12:11 PM

              Probably chili...I'm guessing because I have not seen the movie.

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              1. re: ChiliDude
                scarmoza Jan 4, 2011 12:18 PM

                It's not chili.

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