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

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Mysterygirl September 30, 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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Barb Gertz September 26, 2002

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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ratherbeswimmin' July 10, 2012

I used fresh green beans with the recipe. This recipe reminded me of the way my mom cook green beans. Also, the recipe is easy to put together and don't take a long time to cook.

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LizDaCook August 30, 2011

Absolutely amazing. So good I wanted to do it again the next night. I know this may take away from the "Southern" aspect but I also added about a cup of roughly chopped onion, four cloves of crushed garlic and a can of Rotel tomatoes with grenn chilis. I like it a bit spicy. Thanks so much for posting.

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Chad Wicker December 22, 2010

Delicious! I had to use canned green beans this time, but I will be sure to use fresh next time for a bit of added crispness. The smoked bacon adds so much flavor - don't cheat and use the regular kind as it just wouldn't turn out the same. Thanks!

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Kat's Mom March 12, 2010

Loved this! This will be a go to recipe when I need to use up bacon or smoked hocks. My mom told me she use to make this with little smokies and it turned out good too. I used fresh canned green beans from the garden and they cooked just fine. I thought it did need a generous helping of salt to bring out the best flavor. Thanks for posting this.

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Fat Guy in the Kitchen April 08, 2009

This is awesome. The best green beans I have ever fixed. I used the ham hock. Everyone loved it. Thanks.

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JARS September 20, 2008

This recipe should be in the "bible" of southern cooking!!! Delicious!! Easy to prepare and the flavor comes through, with just the right amount of sauciness from the water and potato. Nice and smoky! Thank you.

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Sue Lau May 01, 2008
Southern Green Beans and Potatoes