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Psindamoakan Recipe

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Submitted by giovanna_la_bella

Makes 8 servings



Parched meal historically used by American Indians as a compact, lightweight source of nutrition and energy for travelers. Psindamoakan is its name in the Lenape language. The original recipe of the Lenni Lenape nation took whole dried corn kernels and roasted them, then pounded them up in a large mortar and pestle, and mixed in a little maple sugar. They often didn't have salt available. This is my adaptation of the recipe to modern conditions. Whole dried corn kernels for grinding into meal aren't found in most groceries, and maple syrup is usually easier to obtain than maple sugar. It's extremely dry and readily absorbs water, so be sure to have abundant water to accompany it. At one's first taste of this preparation, one is likely to react, "Gaah! Don't tell me people actually eat this!" And then very quickly one finds it yummy and addictive, soon calling out, "Give me more, please!" In modern terms, this is Indian granola. In fact, I believe granola, first made with roasted oats in 19th-century America, originated as an adaptation of this Indian recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Psindamoakan

1 cup cornmeal, whole grain
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/8 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Psindamoakan

  1. Roast the cornmeal over medium-low heat in a large skillet, stirring frequently, until fragrant and moderately browned.

  2. Add the maple syrup and salt. Mix well. Keep stirring until dry. Eat in small amounts with plenty of water.

Categories

Snacks, American, Thanksgiving, Roast, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Halal

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 25.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
81
Calories from Fat
5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.6g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
41mg
2%
Potassium
64mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
18.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
1.2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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