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jonhall Mar 8, 2014 04:57 AM

Looking to see if anyone knows of a place that sells grits to make at home. Doing a search turned up a 7 year old thread. If I can't find any, can cornmeal be substituted even though I'll end up with polenta?

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    LordWilmore RE: jonhall Mar 8, 2014 05:22 AM

    Bob's Red Mill makes grits. I recently saw a bag at Fou d'Ici on Maisonneuve but you can probably find some most places where Red Mill products are sold.

    Grits is coarsed-ground cornmeal, nothing else. As long as you don't use fine or medium grind, you should end up with the expected result.

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      lagatta RE: jonhall Mar 8, 2014 05:45 AM

      I thought grits (hominy grits) were nixtamilized http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixtamal... which improves nutriment availability.

      In Québec, corn treated this way is called maïs lessivé. Indigenous people up here made a dish called sagamité with it, game and other available ingredients.

      Though perhaps not all grits undergo this process. Indeed the Bob's Red Mill kind just seems to be ground corn.

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        Virgile RE: jonhall Mar 11, 2014 05:06 AM

        I picked up some stone-ground white corn meal at Aubut not too long ago.

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