Pole Beans and New Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Simple yummy southern tasting side dish. Pole beans are larger than everyday green beans (Kentucky wonder is a favorite variety). Try to find tender beans that do not have a heavy "string"; they will cook in the same amount of time as the potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. String the beans.
  2. Peel the potatoes or cut them in half.
  3. Put the beans in the bottom of a heavy saucepan.
  4. Add the potatoes, ham hock, and water.
  5. Simmer, covered, until the potatoes are done, about 30 to 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Caryn, this was so simple to make and had such excellent flavor to it!! DH was in a mood for some Southern food so we had fried chicken and made this as a side dish. Thanks this is a keeper!

Dana-MMH July 24, 2002

This is definitely quintessential Southern fare. We used B-sized new potatoes and fresh beans. Thanks for this recipe Caryn!

Recipewrestler May 13, 2002

This is southren cooking at its best. I know this is the way we do it and what a wonderful taste. My Brother loves love his pole bean and potatoes. Nice to see such a simple recipe on here. Thank You

Braunda May 09, 2002

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