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    Old South Green Beans and Potatoes

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    An old southern recipe from Mississippi for green beans and potatoes. You can delete the bacon or ham hock and they still taste good. Green beans adds a special taste to potatoes and I love it.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      In pot cover green beans with water and boil till tender with potatoes and bacon (or ham hock); drain.
    2. 2
      Add your favorite seasoning (I like butter, salt, and pepper).
    3. 3
      Remember ham hocks take a little longer than green beans, so if you use a ham hock, boil it first till tender then add the rest and cook. I personally never use ham hock due to fat content--I usually just use the bacon strips. I only listed it here as it was in the old south recipe.

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    • on May 10, 2010


      OMGsh ... this was SO good. My hubby is a mid-westerner and always talks about beans and potatoes. I saw some recipes that had ham and/or sausage, so I threw in a cut up Smoked Sausage and 1/2 water, 1/2 chicken broth. I didn't think I'd really like it (I consider myself a bit of a gourmet!), but it was amazing. Something about cooking the beans and potatoes together. Also -- I added about 2 T. of butter at the end, made a great 'broth' to dip the potatoes in. Thanks for posting this.

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    • on May 11, 2010


      Just like mom used to make, and like I have repeatedly made it for decades. Thanks for sharing with the world.

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    • on August 24, 2009


      I used a ham hock and it turned out so delicious that the 2 of us ate just about all of it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Old South Green Beans and Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (390 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 245.2
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 7.7 mg
    Sodium 117.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.2 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 8.6 g

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