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Is Hominy Useful and How to Cook it?

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Hominy in the oven

Hominy is useful because it contains a lot of vitamin A, vitamins of the B group, vitamin C and vitamin PP. Hominy helps to remove toxins from the body and contains two essential amino acids - lysine and tryptophan.

For preparation of hominy is needed a pot with thick walls and bottom - most suitable for this purpose is made of cast iron, which evenly distributes the heat.

Polenta is made thick and stirred with a wooden spoon or spatula, which separates it from the walls. To make a delicious polenta without lumps, it must constantly be mixed.


Before preparation of hominy, corn flour may be slightly fried until it is golden - so polenta will have a much finer structure.

Hominy is sold as semi-finished, which is prepared in a few minutes. But the real homemade polenta has a unique taste and you can prepare it yourself.

Ingredients: 1 kg corn flour, 200 grams of butter, 2 teaspoons salt, 3 liters of boiling water, 300 grams of cheese, 200 grams of bacon.

Method of preparation: In boiling water, add salt. Pour a thin stream of corn flour, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. In advance can be lightly fried flour with three tablespoons of oil.

Hominy with a crust

The plate’s heat is decreased so as not to splash and simmer. On the surface of the hominy may occur continuously bubbles. You should not stop mixing.

When it begins to thicken, using a wooden spoon, it is harvested from the walls and stirred several times. Once it becomes thick enough, remove from the heat.

After removing from the fire, stir polenta several times. Dispense in saches and put a piece of butter on the bottom of each pot half- filled with polenta, put crumbled cheese and chopped and pre-fried bacon in it.

Cover with the rest of hominy and put another piece of butter. Bake for 4 minutes in a hot 200 degree oven. Serve hot. You can sprinkle it with paprika.