Hominy (Homemade)

Recipe by Charlotte J
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READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    quarts dry field corn
  • 8
    quarts water
  • 2
    ounces lye
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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