First Recipe on this blog – so it must be good

Thanksgiving week always begs the question:  Turkey or Sides?  I am a sides man.  You can get about a million casserole variations at this time of the year: green bean, broccoli, squash, sweet potato, etc., etc., but a few weeks ago Katy made a Hominy Casserole that, I guarantee, will be the most popular side at your holiday feast.  Some of you non-southerners may not know what hominy is.  Suffice to say it is a corn product, with a long heritage.  It’s where grits comes from.  Try this, and you won’t be able to go back to the standard casserole fare.

Katy's Hominy Casserole

Ingredients:
2 Cans Yellow Hominy -Drained
2 Cans White Hominy-Draines
1- 3 oz. can chopped green chiles
1 Can Rotel Tomatoes
1- 16 oz. container sour cream
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 to 3  finely chopped jalepeno peppers
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 stick butter or margarine
1 sleeve (1/3 box) of Ritz-type crackers – crumble

Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees
Place 1/2 stick of butter/margarine in casserole dish to melt
Combine hominy, green chiles, Rotel, sour cream,onion, cheese jalepeno, and the remainder of butter
Stir in crushed cracker crumbs
Bake 30-45 minutes until bubbly

Enjoy, and have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

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