Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is nice "scratch" casserole, inspired by the great James Beard, and slightly modified by yours truly, which can be either offered as a side dish with supper or, served by itself for brunch. It also makes a nice covered dish to take to family reunions, etc. I especially like it because it incorporates no "can of soup" and, it's a particularly good way to get the kids to eat hominy. It also fits the "something different" bill!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Spray a tall-sided casserole dish with cooking spray. Layer in 1/3 of the hominy and then 1/3 of the corn. (NOTE: you can use canned corn -- just drain it but don't rinse it). Sprinkle on all the pepper and salt and then 4 tablespoons of the green chilies. Next, add 4 tablespoons of the sour creme and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Finally, Dot this layer with 3 tablespoons of the butter.
  2. Make a second layer with 1/3 of the hominy, 1/3 of the corn, 4 tablespoons of the chilies, 4 tablespoons of sour creme and 3 tablespoons of the butter, (but no cheese or seasonings).
  3. Make a final layer of remaining hominy, corn, chilies, sour creme, cheese, and dotting the cheese on top with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Garnish the top by sprinkling on the chervil.
  4. Bake the casserole, uncovered, in a pre-heated 350-degree F. oven for 40 minutes. Allow it to stand for just a few minutes prior to serving.

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Bone Man, this is so good! I scaled this back for just the two of us, using only 1 can of hominy and 12 oz of frozen corn. I used one small 4 oz. can of the green chilies, and I also roasted a couple of jalapenos, seeded and chopped them. They added some smokey peppery flavor. I already had some chive butter made up so I used that instead of plain butter, and also added a few tablespoons of minced vidalia onion. I did not have any chervil so I substituted Smoked Chipotle Seasoning. This made a delightful casserole. I might try adding some cumin next time around, as I certainly will make this again. I served this along side your Mogambo Cornish Hens #147581 for an excellent meal to celebrate DH's birthday. We finished with a remarkably simple but so delicious Frosted Cherry-Cranberry Pie #179018 that will also be a repeat in our home. Thanks for your recipes, Bone Man...I certainly will be checking more of them out.

TxGriffLover October 13, 2006

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