Hickory King Corn

Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:20 am

Last year late, I went ahead and planted my Hickory King corn and It did manage to get sorta pollinated so there were a few good filled ears in the patch.--the other day I was going thru the 10 foot tall stalks, when I found some missed ears that had stood all winter, so I picked and shelled them. ---got another quart of shelled corn in the process.
We did a test to see if we could skin the kernels and make some hominy!---it works, except we still gotta figure out a better way to get the skins off!

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This was the first batch skinned and after cooking up tender doubled in this size making some tasty eating after adding milk, flour to thicken the milk, adding salt/pepper/butter to it.
The Hickory King and Blue Hopi flour corn can be used also as OP roastin' ears if anyone is into that!---We like the hybrids for our sweetcorn---some prefer the old time stuff! this was used for probably thousands of years in the milk stage for eating,---then later as it dried for flour and cornmeal.
I want to plant a small isolated patch of the White Hickory King this year if I am able. thanks; sonny

Re: Hickory King Corn

Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:20 am

Make you a lye hopper and save ashes to make lye to remove the hulls. :D

Re: Hickory King Corn

Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:30 am

Try this site. There are a lot of old time ideas there.

http://www.mtnlaurel.com/mailbox.htm

Re: Hickory King Corn

Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:05 am

Thanks for the input, guys!---looks like we didnt soak the corn long enough, (we used lime as a sub for ahses), and probably not enough in the water!---we will try another small batch and do a longer soak time to see how that goes!(looks like at least a 3 day soak time is needed!)---Hominy is good, just a lot of work getting the skins off the kernels!
We are always open to suggestions!--LOL! thanks; sonny