Spicy holiday hominy - incredibly delicious
Hominy (mmlig) - a specific traditional dish of corn flour in the Moldovan, Romanian and Western Ukrainian culinary traditions. Such dishes from corn flour, common in the Caucasus, prepare a little differently. Before the discovery of America and the mass distribution of corn hominy prepared from millet.
Some called hominy porridge that is fundamentally wrong, as hominy positioned as bread (such as polenta porridge made from corn grits coarse). About hominy "steamed bread knife spinning" (proverb) - cut hominy taut thread.
Prepare this dish in a cauldron (better round bottom) with a special wooden stick-mixer (or tolkushkoy).
Spicy custard holiday hominy
- corn flour - 600 grams (a little more than half a pack);
- boiling water - about 2 liters;
- Salt - a pinch of 1-2;
- Sunflower unrefined oil (can be frozen in a product saved the smell) - 70 ml;
- dry ground spices to your taste (the wider the range, the more interesting it will taste), you can use a variety of ready-mix spices, and even a dry mixture of curry.
Cook hominy a variety of ways. Most often, the flour is poured into boiling water, followed by kneading in the course of cooking. More entertaining way to know a few: first flour lightly calcined, followed by addition of the oil with continuous stirring. Then, brewed with boiling water and cook, vymeshivaya, pouring boiling water several times.
Hominy - a dish almost mystical (traditional cooking dates back to the ritual activities associated with solar myths), so tune in a positive way. In good need 2 people - (ideally, the couple, as hominy - a family meal), one of them will keep the cauldron during kneading.
We fall asleep in the cauldron corn flour and roasted it for 3 minutes, stirring constantly with wooden spatula. On the next burner put the kettle with water. When the meal was calcined and dry, adding to the kettle dry ground spices, salt and mix thoroughly. Add a little sunflower oil, continuing to stir. Should get a mixture of consistency resembles wet sand. During the warm up 5-8 minutes all on medium-high heat, continuing to stir. Then the water in the kettle and boil usual.
Now is the crucial moment. One of those present in the kitchen kettle firmly holding both hands (of course, use oven mitts or pot holders) and the second participant of the process - from the teapot pours boiling water, while the other hand is stirred vigorously prepared spicy oil-flour mixture stirring. Knead several times very carefully from the edges to the center and put the kettle on the fire. Cook a few times podbavlyaya boiling water in small portions and promeshivaya, for 15-20 minutes. First, the volume increases, then begins to decrease slightly.
The second crucial moment. Grabbing and holding both hands kettle, shake and twist it in different directions so that the com hominy started slightly lag behind the walls, and then quickly and abruptly turn over on a clean, dry cooked wooden board. Without releasing the edges, gently shaking, remove the kettle. Here it is, this hominy - a symbol of the sun. If the body of hominy in the process of separation from the walls of the cauldron formed bumps, smoothing them and cover with a clean towel hominy -
Hominy served at the table with bacon, sour cream, cheese or cottage cheese. There is also a hominy served costita (pork chop on the bone), bacon or bacon, stewed poultry dishes, marinated or fried fish, mushrooms, various salads and / or dishes of stewed vegetables (gve, lecho, etc.). Once filed separate sharp garlic sauce muzhdu, greens and, of course, the incomparable Moldovan wine, a fruit brandy or grape brandy.