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November 16, 2009

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I MAKE HOMEMADE HOMINEY, LYE SOAP, DRY APPLES FOR FRIED PIES AND MAKE CRACKLINGS. MY DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW RAISE THEIR OWN HOGS AND BEEF CATTLE AND HE GETS THE FAT FROM THE HOGS AND I MAKE CRACKLINGS. NOTHING BEATS HOT CRACKLING CORNBREAD AND A COLD GLASS OF BUTTERMILK. I AM TRYING HOMINEY IN THE CROCK POT (COOKING NOW) I FIND HICKORY KING CORN MAKES THE BEST HOMINEY! I ALSO LIKE MINE FRIED IN BACON GREASE.
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I absolutely love cooking, even during these days when I spent my time on the farm. Reading this article and looking at those images reminds me of those old days.

when I was a child growing up in Roanoke in the 40's you could buy hominy flaKES AT Mick or Mack . Has anyone seen them since the 40's.

I like fried hominy with salt and black pepper and a little cayenne pepper too. Spices it up nicely. I also put cayenne pepper in my fried potatoes. xxoo

Hey Tipper, lots of interesting comments here about hominy. I seem to be in the minority. I don't like hominy, or maybe I should say I didn't like it the few times in my life that I tried it. It's possible that I never had "good" hominy so I would be willing to try it again.
Your information on how to make hominy is fascinating. It makes me wonder how they learned to make it in the first place!!

I've never eaten hominy though I've heard of it all my life.
I would love to try it atleast once.

We love hominy. All we know is the store bought canned type. I'd like to try to make it some time.
We have all the foxfire books and I'm sure I read about it at one time.
I am emailing you one of our favorite recipes for hominy. Feel free to share it.

Tipper, When I was child (around 50-55 years ago) my father's family made the biggest hominey ( and the best I've ever seen. Maybe they let it swell for a long time.

It's been a long time since I've had hominy. I really like it and think of it as being in the same category as okra - foods that are good to eat partly because of their varied textures. Mom just bought cans of it; but she must have developed her taste for it from growing up on a farm.

I grew up eating hominy, but it always came from a can. Mother heated it with butter. My oldest granddaughter loved it when she was first learning to eat, but won't touch it now.

I grew up eating it, as my family grew corn on their farm in west Texas...but I thought is was just completely different than regular corn, go figure...

Also is it not what while corn meal is made from?

You are making this food geek so happy with these posts...

Tipper: That is a process of using corn that I know nothing about. I hope it tastes better then it sounds.
I love Paul singing 'Watermelon Wine'.

Good morning, Tipper.

I love hominy, but don't eat it nearly as often as I used to.

When I was a lot younger, I used to help Mom's Dad make hominy using lye from wood ashes, but our family - like most families - switched to buying it in the can a long time ago.

In fact, since we were already boiling water, making hominy was usually combined with killing a hog. It was a busy day, making sausage, rendering lard, and cutting up pork for freezing.

I never knew you could make hominy using baking soda in a crockpot. That sounds very interesting. I'm not saying I'll do it, but I might.

Our family has eaten hominy at just about any meal with butter and salt. I like a little ground red pepper on mine.

But, our favorite way to eat hominy was to scramble it with eggs. I still love that. Add cheese if you want.

All the best,

JD

Hi Tipper, my family and relatives have always fixed hominy, but no matter how hard I try and no matter how old I have gotten through the years, I have never acquired a taste for it. I am so interested in you old recipes in using corn. Will love reading more on it. blessings,Kathleen


WKF-the frittata sounds yummy. I would ask around your local feed or hardware store-they could probably tell you were to get some field corn or maybe even sell you some. It is the kind that folks feed their cows-you just need to make sure it hasnt been treated with anything and is for human consumption as well.


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Martina-Field corn is a different type than the sweet corn most of us are used to today. It dries well and therefore can be used for both animal and human consumption.


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Learn something new everyday, very interesting.

I love hominy and have made it the oldfashioned way for years but this sounds great. For grits I usually made the hominy and then dried and ground it. For years, when my children were growing up, I think we had corn in some form at almost every meal - cornbread, spoon bread, muffins, hoecakes, hush puppies etc, etc.

I've never heard of making it like that, Tipper. Thank you so much for the easy recipe. My mom will love it!

Hominy has long been a favorite in our house, especially for my wife, Kasie. She loves it, heated from the can with butter and salt and pepper. Uhhhm!

I didn't realize it was so relatively easy to make.

Your article reminds me that my mother used to make parched corn for us. And, she also used to fry whole kernal corn (a real special treat, fried and browned in butter).

I miss my mother's parched corn; a favorite snack and memory for all seven of us kids.

This link shows how to make it and the great pictures and words remind me a lot of your (Tipper's) articles. Sweet corn that has dried on the cob is good for parching.

http://www.utahpreppers.com/2009/10/survival-food-how-to-make-parched-corn/

I love hominy, but I don't think I've ever had homemade before!

I love hominy and I always used to get a kick out of telling my northern friends it was cooked in lye! LOL, I didn't use lye but the look on their faces :) I rarely take the time anymore because it is so time consuming, I buy the can.
I also love grits but don't eat it like a true southerner, I like mine sweet with suger and butter.

Never had hominy but may have to try it now! I do love polenta. Is field corn just corn that has been left on the stalks to dry?

Tipper -
That is so interesting that you just posted this. I tried hominy for the 1st time last week end.
I opened my cabinet and there was a can of hominy sitting there. I was all " Who are you and where did you come from? More importantly what in the heck am I going to do with you?" I asked my, absolutely unequivocally non adventurous food eating, (No experimenting for him!) husband if he bought it. I got "What the *opposite of heaven* is that ?" So this little can and I stared at each other and I said "You will be a frittata!"
So I made a mexican breakfast frittata and it was awesome!!!

I am now a hominy fan. I now need to know where do I get dried field corn. Is that a nice way to say cow corn or deer corn?

what a process. I don't think we have any idea how much less 'work' we have to do to keep a home running and a family fed these days. I am THANKFUL for modern conveniences.

I love hominy and my mom used to cook it a lot when I was growing up. I haven't had it in a long time though!

Tipper, I have never tasted hominy but would love to try it. I don't wonder that many people buy it in cans at the store now. Seems like a long process to get it clean.

Wishing you a great week.
Blessings,
Mary

Oh, I love hominy! I haven't had any fresh as no one I know makes it, but I will be using this to make some if we get a good corn crop in next season. We make hominy grits. The hominy is dried out and then ground and cooked as grits. In fact, I had never had just plain corn grits until moving to the city and ordering grits. They served them with savory spices and cheese! I had always eaten them with lots of butter and a little honey. Oh, and they were yellow! hehehe I couldn't find hominy grits in the store at all. I'm so happy to be home and eating real grits again. Yum! I blogged about hominy grits once. So, good.

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