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Old 09-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by babetoo

lordy, i hate that stuff! i would throw it in the garbage.

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Old 09-28-2011, 06:43 PM   #32
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I didn't read through the entire thread, so maybe someone already mentioned this, but hominy is made from field corn. If it comes dried, it should first be treated by cooking it in a solution of calcium hydroxide (aka "cal"). This step does three things. First, it softens the outermost hull on the corn so it can be rinsed away. Second, it makes the corn more nutritious by adding calcium, niacin, and trace nutrients. Third, and maybe most importantly, it makes the flavor wonderful. It tastes and smells like corn tortillas.

This is one of those things discovered by the Aztecs or Mayans (I forget which) that make you scratch your head and wonder how in the world they stumbled upon the process. Ancient aliens showed them I guess.

Oh, and I hate hominy from a can, too. It's just not the same as the real deal.

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Old 09-29-2011, 02:33 AM   #33
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Steve in the UK the trad side to go with fish and chips is mushy peas. The peas are a dried large type called Marrowfats, in the box there is a tablet of bicarbonate of soda that you put in with the peas when you soak them overnight.
Like you these thing interest me, I also use them to make Pea and Ham soup, can you imagine the first time that was made. Whats that green stuff in the cauldron darling?
Well Ugg times are hard its called Pee and Ham.................Thud

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