Twentieth-Century Hominy

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Grandmother used wood ashes to make hominy—a trick learned from the Indians. We’ve modernized the recipe, and think you will like it


  • 1 qt. shelled corn (husked field corn)
  • 2 tblsp. baking soda
  • 1


  • Wash corn, add 2 qts. cold water and soda; cover and soak overnight.
  • In morning bring to boil (in enamel kettle) in water in which corn soaked. Cook 3 hours or until hulls loosen. Add more water if necessary.
  • Drain off water; wash corn in cold water, rubbing vigorously until hulls are removed. Bring corn to a boil with 2 qts. cold water, drain. Repeat.