Shucky Beans

READY IN: 14hrs
Recipe by Jacqueline in KY

This is a southern tradition and is served mainly at the holidays. The original name was Leather Britches.

Top Review by FrannieJ

Thanks Jacqueline, these were wonderful!! Easy to fix and wonderful flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup dried green beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 2 inches square salt bacon


  1. Wash about 1 cups of dried green beans.
  2. Place them in a pan with 4 cups of water.
  3. Let stand overnight.
  4. Next day, pour off the water in which the beans were soaked and rinse them well.
  5. Put the beans into a large pot with a close fitting lid.
  6. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt. 3 cups of water, and a 2 inch square of salt pork. (can use bacon grease).
  7. Cook over medium heat for about 3 hours, adding more water if need.
  8. Note:.
  9. Dried beans swell as they soak, what you think is just a little turns out to be a lot when cooked.

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