Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs
The prep time is nothing. The long haul comes with all the cooking, rinsing and cooking again and again. I filled my quart jars 1/2 full with the hominy, as it does tend to expand during the processing. Make sure you read the box on how to handle the lye safely.
- Place corn in an enameled pan; add water and lye.
- Boil vigorously for 30 minutes.
- Let stand for 20 minutes.
- Rinse off lye with several hot water rinses.
- Follow with cold water rinses to cool for handling.
- Work hominy with hands until dark tips of kernels are removed.
- This may take awhile.
- Separate the tips from the corn by floating them off.
- Add water to cover hominy about 1 inch and boil 5 minutes; change water.
- Repeat this step 4 times.
- Add water and cook until kernels are soft (30 to 45 minutes) and drain; saving this hot water you drain off.
- Pack hominy into sterile jars about 1/2 full.
- Add 1 teaspoon salt to each quart jar.
- Fill to within 1/2 inch of top of jar with water in which the corn was last cooked in or boiling water.
- Put on cap, screw band firmly tight.
- Process: using 10 pounds of pressure.
- Pints for 60 minutes.
- Quarts for 70 minutes.
- I used quart jars and only filled them half full with the hominy.
- Because during the processing, the hominy will expand.