Hominy Corn Porridge (Jamaica)




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Hominy Corn Porridge

Published Mar 26, 2005


  • 1 Cup Hominy Corn
  • 2 cups Coconut milk (Skim milk can substitute)
  • 3-5 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • ½  tsp. salt
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • ½ cup Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg to taste
  • vanilla - optional

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  1. Put the Hominy corn in a slow cooker and fill with 3-5 cups water and leave for 5-6 hours (or Overnight). Be sure the Hominy corn is completely submerged and there is enough water to leave it overnight. Add a teaspoon of salt to taste (optional). If you do not have a slow cooker use a pressure cooker. Cook for ½ hour (or longer) in the pressure cooker until corn is tender.
  2. Once the hominy corn is cooked drain the water and set aside.
  3. Pour coconut milk in a large pot.
  4. Pour the Hominy corn into the large pot with the coconut milk. Continue to cook on a medium burner for 2-4 minutes.
  5. Mix the 3 tablespoons of flour and 6 tablespoons of water together to make a paste.
  6. Pour the flour and water paste in to the pot and mix
  7. Add the condensed milk
  8. Add sugar to taste
  9. Add vanilla to taste (Optional)
  10. Stirring constantly to prevent lumping.
  11. Sprinkle nutmeg to taste
  12. Continue cooking and let it simmer over low heat for 2-4 minutes.
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Sep 5, 2010 1:00pm [ 1 ]

I have not had hominy since I left Jamaica in 1968. So when I saw the' peeled corn' in a Latino store I thought it must be the same. Was I wrong in thinking the hominy corn in Ja. did not have the portion of the kernel that attaches it ot the cob?

Jun 7, 2011 6:17am [ 2 ]

I couldnt remember if coconut milk was added to maker hominy corn porridge. I'm so greatful that i was able to google this recipe..Thank you so very much..I made the porridge and it taste just like my granny used to make it..MMMM!!!!!

Dec 5, 2011 7:07am [ 3 ]

i have been wanting hominy for the longest time now i was so happy to find it here. i'm going to try it this morning. thank you so much. :D

Feb 12, 2012 2:35pm [ 4 ]

Now I can finally cook hominy porridge like my grandmother, well at least try to.I always wanted the hominy porridge every time I come to jamaica. I can eat that for breakfast, lunch & dinne, and never get tired of eating it. I am so excited to find the recipe.

hominy corn lover
May 16, 2013 6:41pm [ 5 ]

I absolutely love this meal, always had crave for it. Saw a Jamaican woman in the store purchasing it. She gave me an idea of how to prepare it. When I got home I totally forget the steps. I researched this recipe and will have it for dinner with my children tonight. Steps are easy and straight forward. Thank you for making my night.

charmaine burris keyes
May 25, 2013 6:00pm [ 6 ]

I have been bombarded by my nephew to make him this porridge but of course I was not sure how, so I finally decided to Google it and here it is! Great, I am putting my corns to soak overnight and I sure it will turn out great with this recipe, Thanks a lot.

Dec 8, 2013 6:30pm [ 7 ]

i made hominy corn porridge for bfast today, my daughter said she preferred cornmeal porridge. Anyhow, i'm glad i found the recipe. I enjoyed it.

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