Who did Hominy first

How do I find / replace dry corn with a husk that has been removed for stews?

Didgeridrew

The closest you are likely to find in the US is Posole, which can also be referred to as "Nixtamal" or "Mote Pelado". Posole is available dried, canned, or frozen at most Latin American grocery stores or online. Specifically, look for those that contain corn that has been processed with some alkali like lime, potassium (sodium hydroxide), lye, or sodium carbonate.

The problem in the US is that the term hominy has many meanings, as the Anson Mills website explains:

In America we know Hominy as dried whole kernel corn that has first been soaked and then cooked in a culinary lime solution to remove the outer clear coating of the corn kernel or pericarp and to bring about a miraculous nutritional and taste transformation within the kernel in one process called Nixtamalization. Fresh hominy can be used as-is for stews (posole in Spanish), or it can be ground, while still moist, into masa, or chopped into fresh hominy grits (an extinct food route). Or it can be dried to make a whole hominy (also known as a posole or hominy). Dried hominy can then be ground into semolina or cornmeal (both of which are extinct in the US) or flour (known as "instant masa"). This next definition of Hominy is arcane: Hominy Grist (not “grits”) is any freshly ground corn grain that comes from a stone mill. The final statement about hominy is a classic southern interpretation of confusing terms: The popular southern name for a dish made from freshly prepared coarse grains is "hominy". Fading in New Orleans and now in other southern ports, the whole hominy is referred to as the "big hominy" and freshly made coarse-grains as the "little hominy".

Additionally, many canned hominy products available in the US like Manning's (and even some that claim to be "Mexican Style" like Juanita's) are steam peeled rather than soaked in an alkaline solution like most traditional hominy and posole products to become. These will often try to convert this to a positive by claiming "never used lye".

Dan Getz

Could you better explain why I should look for alkaline processed corn? I don't understand your answer and thought what I was looking for was the opposite.

Didgeridrew

I may have misunderstood when you said you tried Hominy, but it wasn't the same. When you look at more of the Yoki brand websites and pictures that you refer to, they all seem steam peeled. What kind of hominy have you tried and how did it not meet your expectations?

Dan Getz

Sorry, I got things confused. The hominy worked fine. I'll roll back my question to the earlier version that better fits your answer.