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HOW TO COOK CANNED HOMINY

Delicious corn flavored and interesting to chew hominy is the answer to so many dinner time questions! Here is how to showcase hominy for a delicious side dish and I show you how to cook canned hominy!


Hominy is a perfect and easy side dish to prepare for dinner. It is ready in just minutes with minimal preparations. It’s easy to fix and something that kids love too!

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS!

  • Uses flavors that your family is familiar with even if they aren’t familiar with hominy
  • The powdered garlic and onion mean that you don’t have to chop up anything
  • Using leftover bacon (is there such a thing?) adds a ton of yummy flavor that everyone loves!

WHAT IS HOMINY?

Hominy is field corn that has been treated with lye so that the husky kernel from the outside of the corn. No worries, the lye is washed away.
Hominy can then be ground into GRITS (you know, MY FAVORITE!), flour or many other favorite corn products! One of those is the recipe on this page!

WHERE DO I BUY HOMINY?

You can buy hominy at your local grocery store or through your online grocery resource like Amazon! 

WHERE CAN I FIND HOMINY IN THE GROCERY STORE?

Hominy is found in the grocery store in the canned vegetables section and you can usually find it in the hispanic section as well.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) AND TIPS AND TRICKS

DOES HOMINY EXPIRE?

Yes, hominy, like every other canned good expires. Look at your can for the expiration date.

DOES CANNED HOMINY NEED TO BE COOKED?

Canned hominy is already cooked and you can eat it straight from the can. That said, it will taste better if you cook it first. See the recipe at the bottom of the page.

HOW LONG IS HOMINY GOOD FOR?

Once your hominy is cooked it will be good for about five days if kept covered and in the refrigerator.

CAN I FREEZE HOMINY?

Yes, once you have cooked your hominy, you can freeze it very well.

Place in a resealable freezer safe bag

Remove as much air as possible

Label the bag with contents and date

Place in the freezer.

Use within three months.

CAN I FRY MY HOMINY?

Yes, you can fry the hominy instead of cooking the way I describe in the recipe card and video below.

To fry hominy…

Drain the can of hominy well.

Melt 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in  your frying pan (substitute butter if you do not have bacon grease).

Pu the hominy in the frying pan and allow to cook on each side about 2-3 minutes.

WHAT OTHER WAYS CAN I USE HOMINY?

Use hominy in any way that you would usually use corn…

  • In casseroles
  • Try it in soups
  • Perfect with eggs!

As a side dish to replace potatoes.

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH HOMINY?

We love hominy with

crockpot pot roast

Tomato Pie

Four Cheese Pasta Bake

Grandma’s Maple Pumpkin Bread!

WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED TO COOK MY HOMINY

You need..

  1. A saucepan
  2. A spoon to stir.

LET’S SEE HOW THIS IS DONE!

First drain your hominy and then put everything into a medium sized saucepan.

a photo of adding all ingredients to the saucepan for how to cook canned hominy

how to cook canned hominy

Heat till bubbling and heated through. Then serve! 

a photo of the boiling saucepan of hominy

how to cook canned hominy

 

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THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED HOMINY

A bowl of hominy with blue handled spoon on green napkin from above

How To Cook Canned Hominy

Delicious corn flavored soft pillowy hominy is perfect for most every occasion!  I'll show you how to get the best flavor from your canned hominy!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook canned hominy, canned hominy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 15.5 oz can hominy
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 strip crispy bacon
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Drain the can of hominy
  • Pour all of the other ingredients into a medium sized saucepan over medium heat on the stove top.
  • Heat saucepan till ingredients are heated through
  • serve hot

Notes

Hominy may be yellow or white.  The yellow has a slightly stronger flavor.  The difference is because of the type of corn used. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Canned Hominy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Kaliegh Brunette

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Thank you for teaching me how to use canned hominy!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Hi Kaleigh, I'm glad to be of help! Thanks for leaving a comment!

Janina

Sunday 21st of June 2020

In the video you added vinegar but it wasn't listed in the written recipe. What does the vinegar do? Thanks!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Hi Janina, This recipe (and most with canned foods) is very versatile and you can add a little of this and that as needed. The vinegar gives this recipe a nice little added pop. You can give it a little splash (about 1 tsp) and see how it brightens up the flavors of the food).

Mary

Monday 8th of June 2020

Why drain, then add more water?

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Hi Mary, You drain and then add more water (or chicken stock) because the water in the water in the can often tastes a lot like a can and has a lot of starchy run off from the hominy. That's a flavor that just isn't good in my book and you do yourself and the flavors of your dish a favor when you just start with fresh water or stock. Thanks for asking!

Cameo17

Wednesday 13th of May 2020

Tysm. Great recipe.

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 13th of May 2020

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Jaybird

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Like did 50 yrs ago I'd Fri bacon rhen Fri Hominy in that with garlic An onion. Like home frys only better

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Sounds delish!

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