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Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Country Ham Recipe

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This recipe for Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Country Ham, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Annette Cummings
Added: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
24 cloves garlic, peeled and halved lengthwise
2 Tbsp salt
3 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
5 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 lb of 1/4" thick country ham slices, cut into strips, 1/4" x 2" long
3 tbsp butter

Directions:
Directions:
Drop garlic in boiling water , cook 10 minutes, or until tender, remove, pat dry. Set aside.

Add salt and green beans to same water and cook beans until tender, 6 to 15 min. Drain, rinse, pat dry and place in large bowl.

Heat 2 Tbsp oil in heavy skillet. Saute ham about 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl with green beans.

(can be prepared one day ahead, but keep garlic in separate container from the beans and ham)

Melt butter with remaining 3 Tbsp of oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add garlic and mash with back of wooden spoon add green beans and ham and toss until coated with garlic.

Season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper and mound green bean mixture on a heated platter and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I found this recipe in 1992 Bon Appetite Magazine. It is truly a favorite at Eve's house in Charles Town, WVA for Thanksgiving. I heard Doug cut the country ham at Eve's this Thanksgiving 2006 week-end with precision. There are never left overs of these delectable green beans.

 

 

 

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