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.
- String the beans.
- Peel the potatoes or cut them in half.
- Put the beans in the bottom of a heavy saucepan.
- Add the potatoes, ham hock, and water.
- Simmer, covered, until the potatoes are done, about 30 to 45 minutes.
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!
This is definitely quintessential Southern fare. We used B-sized new potatoes and fresh beans. Thanks for this recipe Caryn!
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