I love learning new things – especially about food and cooking. My friend, Janet, was telling me a couple of weeks ago about nixtamalizing corn to make hominy and how it’s more nutritious then because some of the vitamins and nutrients have been released and make them more easily digested. Of course, I wanted to try it.
I had the dried corn already and I’ve been sitting around kinda being sad that I shouldn’t be only foot, even though I’m on it more than I should be. I love canning and playing in the kitchen and that stuff requires a lot of standing and walking so I haven’t been doing it but Janet and I were talking about the steps and I thought . . this isn’t hard and I wouldn’t have to be standing up much at all so . . I did it.
Saturday night, about 8 p.m., I put the dried corn into the lime water, cooked it for about an hour, turned it off, put the lid on it and let it sit overnight. Then yesterday morning I finished.
Isn’t that just so pretty?
Vince isn’t totally sure he likes hominy so today we’re going to have some with our meal. Then I’ll decide if we’re going to have it EVERY meal or just occasionally. 🙂
Someone in my immediate family must have liked hominy because it seems we had it really often. Or, maybe it was really inexpensive and that’s why we had it often. I never liked it much but as an adult, I’ve liked it more and I think I’m going to really like this.
I will also freeze dry some of it and grind it for cornmeal and grits.
Here are some hominy recipes I want to try.
Beef & Hominy Casserole (this is good for people who have family that isn’t so adventurous when it comes to meal time.
Chicken Posole – This one is something I’ve made before and love.
Summer Zucchini & Hominy – We’re having this today.
Hominy Casserole – Wednesday we’re having meatloaf and I’m fixing this.
As always, I will report back on whether these recipes were a hit or miss with Vince.