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    Southern Green Beans and Potatoes

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    southern chef in louisiana's Note:

    Greenbeans with smoked bacon (or ham hock) and potatoes.

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    1. 1
      Fry the bacon or the ham hock until the fat starts to render out.
    2. 2
      Add canned green beans, including the water in the can.
    3. 3
      Salt and pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Add the potatoes and just enough water to cover; cook for about 25 minutes.
    5. 5
      For fresh green beans:.
    6. 6
      Sauté the pork after you have washed and cut the green beans in half; add to pot. Cover with water. Add salt and pepper and cook until tender on low heat.
    7. 7
      Add in potatoes and cook a little longer until the potatoes are done.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 30, 2002


      This is definitely Southern USA and sooo good. Definitely comfort food.

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    • on September 26, 2002


      I have made Green Beans & Potatoes Like this for years.( Married 55 years) I use bacon, Ham or Salt pork. My mother & grandmother always made them like this , Delicious. Thanks for posting this recipe so that other people can enjoy green beans prepared like this.

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    • on July 10, 2012


      This is the way my grandmother always made green beans and potatoes. I used fresh green beans and varied slightly from the recipe, to try to eliminate fat. I used an equivalent amount of Canadian bacon and added a couple of teaspoons of ham base. Great summer side dish

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Green Beans and Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (285 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 187.8
    Calories from Fat 28
    Total Fat 3.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 7.3 mg
    Sodium 170.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 7.8 g

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