Painted Mountain Corn

This hominy has a satisfyingly chewy texture and really lets the flavor of the corn shine through.

Soak corn overnight. Rinse. Boil for 3 hours with sifted wood ash. (Clean ash from hardwood is best, but softwood ash works as well.) Use about 1/2 cup ash for 1 quart of corn.

Rinse and rinse and rinse until no more ash is in the corn. Fry with butter and salt. Enjoy!