Hominy is dried corn kernels that have been treated with an alkali substance (such as lye) to remove the hard outer husk. It can then be cooked whole, ground into grits or into a flour for masa.


Other names: Nixtamal, Posole
Translations: Kukurūzas biezputra, Kukurūzų košė, Mămăligă, Kukuruzna kaša, Cháo bắp nấu với nước hay sửa, Mamałyga, Maïspap, Hominídeo, Мамалыга, Χονδροκομένος αραβόσιτος, عصيدة الذرة, 껍질을 벗긴 옥수수, Kukuřičná kaše, Bubur jagung, Durog na mais, 荷米尼, Blat de moro mòlt, Koruze kaša, Kukuričná kaša, Mais macinato e cotto, Кукурузна каша, ひき割りトウモロコシ, Maíz molido, Мамалига, Maissiryynit, Качамак

Physical Description

Dried hominy appears to look like enlarged or engorged dried corn.
It also comes canned in liquid and softened for quicker cooking.

Colors: Yellow, white or blue

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Sweet, acidic
Mouthfeel: Grainy, Crunchy
Food complements: Chiles, Tomatoes, Tripe, Pork
Wine complements: White wines, Red wines
Beverage complements: Sangria, Tequila, Lemonade
Substitutes: Corn



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