hominy cakes

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By Donna Cochran
from Spartanburg, SC

Surprisingly delicious

serves 10-14 cakes depending on size
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For hominy cakes

  • 2 c
    hominy (rinsed and drained)
  • 3/4 c
    purple onion (cut in 1/4 inch dice)
  • 3 stalk
    green onions (trimed and minced)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    salt
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 c
    provolone cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2
    jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

How To Make hominy cakes

  • 1
    Puree the hominy in food processor until no whole kernels remain. or you can mash with a masher or fork
  • 2
    Heat a medium saucepan and add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 3
    Add the green and red onions, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, salt and cilantro; saute until softened and turn translucent.
  • 4
    Mix with the hominy and fold in the cheese and 1 egg.
  • 5
    To test the seasoning fry a little of the batter and taste, adjust seasonings if needed.
  • 6
    Proportion into 2-ounce cakes.
  • 7
    Pour the flour into a dish.
  • 8
    In a second dish, beat the remaining 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon water.
  • 9
    In a third dish pour the Panko crumbs.
  • 10
    Coat each hominy cake first with flour, then dip into the egg wash, then roll in the panko crumbs.
  • 11
    Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet until very hot.
  • 12
    Enjoy
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