MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17997 posts, RR: 46 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5058 times:
This is a little random but I'm looking for a type of corn that is often found in Peruvian cuisine, but I'm in the US. It's a variety that has very large kernels, about the size of a fingernail; any idea where I can find some in the US, especially in Colorado?
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17997 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5040 times:
I don't believe so; choclo is just like regular, garden variety corn, but it is much lighter in color (think creamed butter) and has kernels about 3-4 times the size of regular corn. I think hominy is derived from regular American corn? I could be wrong.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5033 times:
I'm in agreement with reply #1. I think we call it "hominy." You can find it at any old grocery store. It is lighter than regular corn and generally bigger. It also has a different texture than corn. Great stuff. Loved when mom would make it.
Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2383 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4990 times:
I think the Corn Pops comment was a joke.
But if you're not sure if hominy is what you're looking for, you might go to the store and buy a can, or just check out the label. I think it might run you about $.69 for a can of the stuff. Here's a picture of it used in some sort of Latin American dish.