I don’t have a picture of this in its bag because I got it in a parcel swap and I decanted it into a tub to store it. I don’t know who sent it, I think possibly the lovely Amey, because I know she sent a parcel of South American goodies – there will be a few more of her items featured over the rest of the month.
I had used tinned hominy once before to make posole from Viva Vegan (not sure where I got that from either!), but never dried. I looked it up on the internet and learned that it needs soaking and a long cook, similar to dried beans. That explains why I’ve had it so long; never organised enough. Anyway I got myself organised, soaked it and cooked it. Wow, that stuff is stubborn. I cooked it for over 4 hours (letting the pan burn dry twice in the process) and it still could really have done with longer!
I used the red posole recipe from Viva Vegan again, and I also made some corn tortillas from the same book to go with it.
I have to say, this is not the fault of the posole recipe or the lovely Amey who sent it, but hominy is not my favourite thing. It’s the first of my MoFo ingredients that I haven’t enjoyed.
I expected it to taste like corn, but it didn’t, it was more like a tough old broad bean. Maybe I cooked it wrong, or I’d had it too long, but I doubt I’ll be picking up more of that.
Have you used dried hominy? Did you like it?