Spicy Roasted Hominy


 (Makes 2 cups)

Hominy and Jalapeño Pepper:

Spice Mixture:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Toss drained hominy and finely chopped jalapeño pepper in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, and spices.
  4. Add the olive oil mixture to the hominy and jalapeño pepper.
  5. Toss the hominy mixture to coat with the olive oil, garlic, and spices.
  6. Spread hominy mixture in an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan.
  7. Bake, stirring halfway through, until hominy is golden; about 30 minutes. Do not overbake, as the hominy will become tough and chewy.
  8. Remove to a serving bowl.
  9. Serve.


What is hominy? Whole corn kernels that have been soaked in lime or lye to aid in the removal of the tough outer hull. Once the kernels have been soaked they are rinsed to wash away the hull. The corn can then be ground into masa for tortillas, or sold dried or cooked to be used in Mexican dishes such as posole.

Note the use of ancho chile powder, this is a very mild chile powder that does not produce an overpowering heat.

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