Snack Time! Giant Corn Kernels (Maiz Cancha Gigante)

updated May 2, 2019
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This is how obsessions begin. I had one handful of crunchy, salty

giant “quicos” corn nuts

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The kernels are completely dried through, like dried beans or other grains. To make them into a crunchy snack, all you have to do is sauté the kernels with a bit of oil in a covered pan. They puff and become airy, but unlike popcorn, they don’t totally pop. You sprinkle the warm kernels generously with salt and seasonings, and let the snacking commence!

I haven’t had a chance to try my hand at making these yet, but can hardly wait for the chance. Have you ever made quicos at home? Any pointers?

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