How to make it

  • Favorite dish of the Native Americans during colonial times was Sautauthig
  • (pronounced saw?-taw-teeg), a simple pudding made with dried, crushed
  • blueberries, dried, cracked corn (or samp), and water. Later, the settlers
  • added milk, butter and sugar when they were available. The Pilgrims loved
  • Sautauthig and many historians believe that it was part of the first
  • Thanksgiving feast. In a letter to friends back in England, one colonist
  • describes how Sauthauthig was prepared:
  • '...this is to be boyled or stued with a gentle fire, till it be tender, of
  • a fitt consistence, as of Rice so boyled, into which Milke, or butter be
  • put either with sugar or without it, it is a food very pleasant...but it
  • must be observed that it be very well boyled, the longer the better, some
  • will let it be stuing the whole day: after it is Cold it groweth thicker,
  • and is commonly Eaten by mixing a good Quantity of Milke amongst it.'
  • Here's a recipe that gives us an idea of what Sautauthig tasted like. We
  • call it Cornmeal Blueberry Mush but you can give it any name you want.
  • n a 2-quart saucepan heat water and milk until bubbles form around edge of
  • pan. Stirring constantly, slowly add cornmeal or grits and salt until well
  • combined. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, until thickened, about 10
  • minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in maple syrup or honey until well combined. Gently stir in
  • blueberries.

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  • deliathecrone 10 years ago
    I'm amazed that 3/4 cup of meal would feed over 40 people! Is that a typo?
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    Love grits. Wouldn't to the honey but sure will try the blueberries. Thanks.
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