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Old 10-09-2011, 07:18 AM   #11
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I was told to soak the dry hominy 48 hours, changing the water several times. I haven't done that yet because I haven't gotten around to making Posole yet.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:05 AM   #12
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My thought is feed corn. Industrial corn. The stuff that really isn't meant for human consumption, but what we called cow's corn (what they were fed in the winter when I was a child in Germany) or is used to make gas or corn syrup. One time we really, really wanted corn on the cob, and it was unavailable so Mom found some somewhere and we ate it. The German people she knew told her it wasn't edible, it was "cows' corn" (you know, Mom knew no German, so how this was translated is beyond me). She took the cobs home and boiled them and they were terribly tough, but we persevered ... and were vastly rewarded by trying to beat each other to the one bathroom all night and through the next day.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:43 AM   #13
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Well the only reason I hesitated calling it plain ol' corn seed is the seed coat it somewhat easy to peel off after it gets wet, which field corn or feed corn does not do. Maybe it's a specific variety that is quicker and easier to make hominy from, because of that trait. When I made hominy from the deer corn/feed corn the coat still clung to the seed, although it still "bloomed".

Giggler: I want dried hominy because it's supposed to have more flavor than the canned stuff. When I made it out of the deer corn as an experiment, it was almost overwhelmingly corny tasting! And at 1.99 for about 2 lbs dry, probably cheaper.

Timothy: sorry, I edited my post because I didn't see your fist one.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #14
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Well I was able to make hominy out of it. Did it the old (native) fashioned way by boiling equal parts corn and clean hardwood ashes. About 2 1/2 hours later, it had swelled, lost its skin and the little nub came of easily. I pulled it out before it bloomed so I could do that later. Worked like a charm, just a lot of effort.
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Texherp, what heroic actions. I'm glad you finally got something edible!
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Well I was able to make hominy out of it. Did it the old (native) fashioned way by boiling equal parts corn and clean hardwood ashes. About 2 1/2 hours later, it had swelled, lost its skin and the little nub came of easily. I pulled it out before it bloomed so I could do that later. Worked like a charm, just a lot of effort.
Good for you Texherp! I'm glad it worked out for you!!!! Let us all know how it eats!
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:32 AM   #17
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Wow, must have made you feel like a real pioneer! The things our forefathers (and mothers) went through to make something inedible into good food!
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Thought it was hominy, what did I buy?? I went to a Mexican grocery store and bought what I thought was dried hominy. It came in a unmarked package under a sign that said "maiz blanco" or white corn. Next to it was packages of "maiz morado". It looks like what I would think dry hominy would look like (never seen it in person before). I tried boiling some and after 2 1/2 hours, it's still inedible and dry on the inside (dried hominy is supposed to take 2-3 hours to cook). So I don't think it's hominy. The most compelling thing is it still has the seed coat on the outside, which I thought its supposed to fall off when hominy is first made, but it's kind of papery and not too difficult to peel off when wet. So I have no clue what I bought. Is it just corn??? It would be really odd looking corn if it was, because it's almost an inch long and wide and very flat. [IMG]http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/abennett409/100_7656.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/abennett409/100_7657.jpg[/IMG] 3 stars 1 reviews
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