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May 26, 2013 09:48 AM

Using a can of hominy?

I have never had hominy other than when it's part of tortilla dough, but when I noticed it next to Goya canned beans. Can I use it in a three-bean salad? (Mine are always at least five types of bean.) My tolerance for hot peppers is low, and I dislike standard Latin ingredients like lime, cilantro, cumin, avocado, so I realize my options may be limited.

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  1. Drain well and toss in a saute' pan with melted butter salt & pepper. Simple and very tasty, serve along side a ham steak or a pork chop or as a side with bacon and eggs.

    1. This is an indulgent recipe from Bobby Flay:

      Rich and delicious, it's a nice accompaniment to grilled foods, spicy foods, whatever.....

      1. I don't know why you couldn't use it in three bean salad. Why not?

        I'm not a hominy lover. I was raised eating it fairly frequently, heated up out a can. But I do know that hominy can be added to Posole and in that case, the dish is very good.

        1. This is a delicious recipe for Chicken Soup with Lime and Hominy greygarious. If these flavour combinations appeal, I'd highly recommend this recipe.

          We actually prefer it w Mexican Queso Fresco atop or even Jack cheese. It's great with some broken crispy corn tortilla chips in the bottom of the bowl and then pouring the soup atop.

          In a pinch, I've even used supermarket rotisserie chicken.

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          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            I love it in chicken soup as well.

            But I don't see why you couldn't use it in a 3-bean salad. I'm assuming you know what hominy is (but in case someone else comes along this thread) - but it really is just corn that has been treated to take off the tougher outer skin (there is more to it than that but that is the basics). So if you aren't against the taste of corn in your 3-bean salad it should be just fine.

            I think too many people are scared away from using it because it sounds so "unusual" but its just corn folks, don't be scared of it - it tastes great.

          2. Fry a couple of pork chops in a cast iron skillet. When done, remove and sauté the hominy in the skillet. Or grill the chops and sauté the hominy in butter. See below