Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dehydrated Hominy

Hominy is one of my favorite foods.

I could eat it seven days a week!  But it has way too many carbs for this diabetic gal.  Consequently, instead of eating the entire can (as I  would like) I end up with leftovers that get shoved to the back of the fridge. Sometimes they take on a life of their own before I find them again. L

I wondered if I could satisfactorily dehydrate them.  That way I could rehydrate just enough for one serving. Mike doesn’t care about them all that much. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him eat any… but then again, maybe it’s because I look as if I’ll rip his hand off if he dares touch MY hominy!

Drained and racked

Drain your hominy in the salad spinner to get rid of all that extra moisture.

I dried this on around 115°. It took a day and a half to dry.

The entire can of hominy reduced to ½ cup.

What to do with dehydrated hominy:
  • ¼ cup of dehydrated hominy makes a good single portion
  • Cover it with boiling water and let it sit for 30 minutes
  • Cover it with cold water and let it sit in the fridge for several hours
  • Heat it in its soaking water and serve
  • Drain the water and sizzle in melted butter
  • Add it to instant cup-o-soup
  • Add it to stews or soups


  1. Don't know if you have ever made or eaten "Pozole" a traditional Mexican Hominy Stew, but my favorite ingredient is dried hominy (it just has a better texture and flavor than canned). Frankly I never thought to dry the canned stuff, but I'll bet it would work. I'm so crazy about this stew I have actually made my own hominy from dried corn and ashes from my stove. Thanks for the idea and short cut!

    1. So glad I could help. I've heard of that Pozole, but never tasted it. Anything with hominy has got to be delicious! I think I'm definitely going to need to try it!

  2. looking everywhere for dried hominy instructions...thanks! We can get the #10 can for around $2 and that is a big savings!!

    1. Hi Laura,
      So glad you found my hominy instructions. Isn't it wonderful?

      Keep dehydrating and keep me posted!