Making hominy with kiti

Making hominy with kiti

Choctaw use a wooden (typically white oak) log that has had a bowl burnt out of one end to hold corn, which is pounded with a tapered hickory staff with the larger end at the top. In this way, the corn kernels are cracked as the first step in making hominy. The cracked corn is then fanned and sifted to remove the husk. Photo courtesy of Bobby Smith