Place beans, water and fatback in a heavy pot. bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours. This was my great grand mother's recipe and has been handed down for generations.
- wash beans and look for foreign matter, small stones or pieces of dirt.
- rinse twice.
- put in a heavy pot with the water and fatback.
- bring to a boil and reduce to a slow simmer.
- simmer about 3 hours.
- Serve with corn bread and sliced onions.