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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)14:52 UTC+1 No.5503845 Report

So I'm having steel-cut oatmeal for the first time after growing up on quick oatmeal all of my childhood.

It's pretty good! It's like a bowl of hot chopped nuts, not just a bleh paste.

Any other foods that are way better now that you've made them than how you had them in your childhood?
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)14:57 UTC+1 No.5503854 Report

>>5503845
Sound like you straight-up microwaved it. That's not how it's done.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)15:04 UTC+1 No.5503862 Report

>>5503854
I boiled milk then cooked the oats for 30 minutes, which is what the box recommended.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)16:00 UTC+1 No.5503940 Report

>>5503845
>not just a bleh paste.

I think you've been overcooking your oats in the past.

>Any other foods that are way better now that you've made them than how you had them in your childhood?

Grits. I started growing my own corn and using a grain mill to make corn meal. I sift everything and get cornmeal and grits. The corn I use is flint corn (colorful indian corn) and holy shit it has the most awesome flavor and smell. It's nothing at all like the store bought stuff.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)16:55 UTC+1 No.5504042 Report

>>5503940
I thought grits came from homine ?
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:16 UTC+1 No.5504091 Report

>>5504042
No grits and polenta come from different grinds of corn.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:23 UTC+1 No.5504109 Report

>>5504042
>>5504091
Regardless, I actually nixtamalize my corn, which is the same process you do to make hominy. So, I'm making hominy, drying it out, storing it if need, and grinding it. Here's a bag of it back when I was using a coffee grinder. It worked, but it was much slower than the grain mill.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:26 UTC+1 No.5504117 Report

>>5504091

Miller here... nope. Field corn, sorry to disappoint.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:27 UTC+1 No.5504120 Report

>>5503845
Rolled oats are best oats

steel cut a shit
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:29 UTC+1 No.5504124 Report

>>5504109
And here is the process for nixtamalizing it and what some of it looks like. I didn't think I still had this set of pics due to SSD failure, but just found it.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:30 UTC+1 No.5504126 Report

>>5504117
It is made from any corn and depends on how it is ground/sifted. Just wiki it to find out.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)17:50 UTC+1 No.5504159 Report

>>5504120
But steel cut are so much more filling
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)18:17 UTC+1 No.5504184 Report

>>5503940
>>5504109
>>5504124
Holy shit, that's awesome. That looks really delicious, I love using corn and corn meal. I have been ill for awhile but want to get around to planting some corn. The corn you use is called flint corn, or is there a specific name for it? Do you think I could still plant it now and have enough growing time?

I live in southern Kentucky. I mainly plant garlic, onions, herbs, carrots and simple stuff, I've never done corn. Any tips on growing it? I have about 8 ft by 20 ft of pure dirt right now. Kind of a noob on growing corn, so I'm not even sure where to start (how deep to plant, fertilizers, water, when to harvest, etc).
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)18:18 UTC+1 No.5504186 Report

>>5504159
where would you buy steel cut? is there any in UK supermarkets?
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)18:33 UTC+1 No.5504209 Report

>>5504186
Aren't Irish oats steel cut?
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)18:41 UTC+1 No.5504218 Report

>>5504186

McCann's (Irish) is the ubiquitous brand. We have it all over the US so I would assume you'd have it in the UK.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)19:32 UTC+1 No.5504325 Report

>>5504184
>The corn you use is called flint corn, or is there a specific name for it?

That was random flint corn I picked up during Halloween at a local grocery store. It was meant for decoration only, but I bought it specifically for growing. I still have a gallon bag of it in the freezer, but I went with "Painted Mountain Corn" and "Bloody Butcher Corn" this season. Just google, "flint corn".

>Do you think I could still plant it now and have enough growing time?

Yes, it should be fine especially for your location. I live in a Zone 5B and just planted some corn.

>Any tips on growing it?

Plant lots of it, more than you can use. If you have a small plot, line it with a low electric fence to prevent racoons from completely decimating it, they can strip a small field in one night. The rest you can google easily. Also check out: >>>/out/326002
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