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Old 09-24-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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Are there different kinds of Hominy? I was half listening to the radio this morning and I think they were saying the Hominy from southern Mexico is different then Northern Mexico.

Also, I thought Hominy was a Southern dish from back east like in Texas.

So what is Hominy and What do you fix with it? I thought it was just puffed up corn or something.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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OK, I found this...
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What is Hominy
Hominy referrs to corn without the germ. It is served both whole or ground. Hominy is boiled until cooked and served as either a cereal or as a vegetable. Hominy may also be pressed into patties and fried. This dish is especially popular in the southern United States. Samp is another name for coarse hominy. Hominy ground into small grains is sometimes called "hominy grits."

American colonists used the words "hominy" and "samp" interchangeably to mean processed corn. The colonists, unfamiliar with corn, had to learn from the Indians how make the tough grain edible. The pioneers prepared hominy by soaking the kernels in a weak wood-based lye until the hulls floated to the surface.

Colonists usually kept both a samp mill and an ash hopper near their kitchens. A samp mill was a giant mortar and pestle made from a tree stump and a block of wood, which was hung from a tree branch. The branch acted as a spring. The samp mill was used to crack hard kernels of dried corn into coarse meal. The ash hopper was a V-shaped wooden funnel. Wood ashes were put into the funnel, and then water was run through the funnel to make lye. The lye was then used to soften the corn hulls and create hominy.
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Hominy's one of the main ingredients of posole, which is surely what the NM story was referring to?
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:25 PM   #4
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Hi, You can get canned hominy in most grocery stores. It comes as whole grains which have swelled in the making process. Yellow or white , I like to drain off juice from can, place in sauce pan with tablespoon of margerine and salt - pepper. Heat and eat. Also comes in box as grits.
Southern VA. NC. SC. GA. Grits are served as a side when having dinner.
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Hi: Grits with a pat o butter and milk for breakfast YUMMMM !!! Grits n Gravy with Ham for dinner YUMMM They're different arn't they???GEE and I just finished a rack of my famous B.B.Q. TEA Ribs whoa!!!
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Hi, You can get canned hominy in most grocery stores.
I think that sort of depends where you are from lol
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:54 PM   #7
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You can buy it frozen and dry as well in the cans here. The cans are called Hominy, but the others are called Posole
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There are two kinds.

One tastes horrible, the other is disgusting tasting.

Both go well with
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:52 PM   #10
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I don't know about you all, but I was raised with Fried Grits on my breakfast menu. Served with Butter & Syrup it was great!

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Here's a quick recipie...

Take cooked White Grits, (leftovers are fine), and line a shallow cake pan 1/2" deep and refridgerate. After grits have cooled, slice small fudge-like squares and fry. Cover pan when frying to reduce "popping" grease. When squares are browned well, serve with butter & syrup.
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Hominy's one of the main ingredients of [b]posole, which is surely what the NM story was referring to?
Well, being a native of New Mexico, I'll give you what I know to be the local custom.

There are two names for the Mexican chile stew. [b]Posole is the name for the stew when once uses pork (usually boiled pig's feet/I use pork chops instead). The other name for the stew is called Menudo. [b]Menudo is when beef tripe (cow stomach) is used for the main meat ingredient. Menudo is a favorate Mexican breakfast dish after a night of significant drinking and partying because the tripe in the Menudo will absorb residual alchohol.
I have heard it referred to as the "Breakfast of Champions in spanish.
Posole is a custom of New Years Eve.
Hope this helps clarify.
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Bob's Fried Grits sound delicious! And "Cheese Grits" are also great!
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Grits....YEAAACH!
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I was at a restaurant once and ordered sausage, eggs & grits.
The waitress asked hominy? and I said "Oh, two or three will do."
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