Nova Scotia Hodge Podge

Recipe by Bluenoser
READY IN: 50mins




  • Split the beans in half lengthwise.
  • Cut carrots into long sticks.
  • Shell peas and place all together into unsalted, boiling water.
  • Boil fast uncovered for 8 minutes.
  • Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking water.
  • Peel potatoes and slice into matchsticks.
  • Cook covered til just tender. Drain, reserving water. Set aside.
  • Break cauliflower into flowerlets. Place in a saucepan, and using potato water, boil uncovered 8-10 minutes Drain and set aside.
  • Mix vegetables in a warm dish. Cover and let stand in a warm place.
  • While vegetables are cooking, prepare sauce:
  • Melt diced salt pork in a cast iron frying pan over medium heat.
  • When golden brown, discard enough fat so only half a cup remains.
  • Add flour and stir over medium heat until it turns a light brown colour.
  • Pour in cream, vegetable water and stir until creamy.
  • Add chives or green onions, pepper, and salt to taste (as salt pork is often sufficient).
  • Pour over the vegetables, and serve.