As part of my goal to share my Louisiana culinary heritage with those less fortunate... hehe... er... those from other places, I'm starting the Cajun Word of the Week. These words (and sometimes phrases) are derived from a rich gumbo of people speaking many languages. Some words I know only in the spoken sense, so I may not be spelling them correctly, but please know that I do my due diligence in researching them all prior to posting them. Some words may be so very regional as to be unknown to folks who grew up 20 miles away from me.
Without further ado, I bring to you our first Cajun Word of the Week!
1. The golden brown bits left over in a pan after an item is roasted or baked.
2. Tiny bits of fried food.
1) Be sure to scrape the grismies from the pan of baked chicken so you can make a tasty gravy!
2) Hey, Mama! Save me the grismies from the fish fry! They're so crunchy and tasty!
Gumbeaux's Note: Quite possibly based on miettes, the French word for crumbs