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Green Beans and New Potatoes Recipe

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This recipe for Green Beans and New Potatoes, by , is from The Flaherty Family And Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shirley Owen Flaherty
Added: Thursday, June 11, 2009


3 lbs fresh green beans
4 slices salt pork, sliced
1/4 c. bacon grease
1 c. chicken broth, more if needed
2 to 3 tsp mixture of garlic powder,black pepper and salt ( Paula Deans House Seasoning)
12 small red potatoes
1 onion, cut into slivers
1/2 stick unsalted butter
ground black pepper

Paula's House Seasoning
1 c. salt
1 1/4 c. black pepper
1/4 c. garlic powder
Mix together and store in air tight container for up to six months

Remove end from green beans. Snap into 2 pieces. Wash and set aside to drain in colander. In a large cast iron Dutch oven, lightly brown the cut up salt pork in the bacon grease over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Toss the green beans into the pot stirring them with a wooden spoon to coat well with the pork fat. add chicken broth and seasoning. Cook over medium-low heat covered tightly, for approximately 30 minutes or until beans are half done.
While the beans are cooking peel a center strip from each new potato with a potato peeler. At the end of 30 minutes add the potatoes and onions to the beans. Add more broth if needed. Cook covered tightly until the potatoes are tender approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Periodically checking the pot to make sure small amount of liquid remains. When potatoes are tender, tilt the lid slightly off to the side of the pot and continue to cook until the green beans are wilted, about 15 minutes. While cooking add the butter and season with pepper

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When I was a little girl I would spend a lot of time in the summer with my aunt and cousins in South Carolina. Her green beans right from her garden tasted just like this. She use to throw in a few fresh. Lima Beans when she had them . This is a Paula Dean recipe but it tastes just like my Aunt Claudia did.




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