"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Green Beans Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brenda Neroni
Added: Monday, February 11, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 thick slices bacon or smoked ham, chopped
1/2 cup onions, minced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Place bacon or chopped smoked ham in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until the fat begins to render and bacon crisps. Stir in onions and garlic; let cook for 1 minute. Stir in beans and water. Let the beans cook until the water has evaporated and the beans are tender. If the beans are not tender once the water has evaporated, add a small amount more water and let them cook until tender. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Makes enough for 4 to 6 people. It's the closest thing to KFC or Bob Evans smokey southern green beans that I could duplicate. I love these things as a meal by itself. You can use Trader Joes frozen green beans and get pretty good results too.

 

 

 

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