In the South, most families show their love by cooking food for those they love. And I’m not talking about spaghetti and tuna fish sandwiches. In fact, a few years ago I went to Calhoun, GA for a funeral, and I have never eaten so much food in my life. I remember for breakfast there was ham steaks, bacon, sausage, gravy, grits, biscuits, pancakes, and I’m sure that there are other things as well that I don’t remember. Not to mention, it was all homemade! Then two hours later they were starting on lunch! And it is rude, very rude, to not eat food someone’s home cooking if they offer it to you, in the south. Oh and don’t dare eat all of it! I guess that is why most diabetic cases come from the south.
One true delicacy in the south is cheese grits. In fact, it is more normal to eat cheese grits than anywhere in the world. Whereas in the north, it is normal to add butter and sugar to grits and rice. The first time I tried cheese grits was when I was in high school and my best friend, who is from Florida, decided to share with me what she thought was “heaven on earth”. Yes, I am referring to cheese grits. At the time, I thought they were disgusting. But ten years later my taste buds have decided to grow up and give them a second try. When I went to visit New Orleans this year I had them for breakfast and they were phenomenal. Now, because I feel the saturated fat and cheese slowly stopping my heart, I can’t just eat them. In fact, since I found out that I am a “pre-diabetic” I have eaten way healthier so much that when I eat things that are unhealthy that my body sensors go off…TOO MUCH FAT…TOO MUCH SUGAR…TOO MUCH STARCH. Nevertheless, cheese grits are remarkable. Especially with fish. Which is why I made salmon patties, another southern delicacy, with them. I really hope that you enjoy this dish. It is wonderful!
Cajun Salmon PattiesPrint