Sunday, November 30, 2014
I hope you like pictures of corn, because I've got a lot of them! We used the Evan-Moor Native Americans History Pockets to learn about different North American tribes. One of the activities for the Seminole was to make hominy, so we gave it a try! You start by mixing a cup of water with 3/4 tsp. baking soda and adding 1/2 cup popcorn and then letting it set overnight. (This is actually a cup of popcorn since I doubled it--just in case you were thinking it looked like a lot.)
Bring the corn to a boil and then turn down the heat, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about three hours.
Drain off the water and run cold water over the corn.
Use your fingers to remove the popcorn hulls.
This takes a while. I ended up trashing some of ours just because a cup of popcorn makes a lot of hominy when you're doing it by hand! Then boil the popcorn two more times, removing more hulls after each time.
This was our final product!
We added some butter and salt and the kids LOVED it!