Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Southern Green Beans

This recipe was taught to my mother by my first step-father.
Not the nicest guy in the end but gave us some
Southern recipes that I continue to make all these years later.
Mr. Moonlight went to our local strawberry stand and
came home with these beautiful green beans.
He didn't have to say a word, I knew what he wanted.
freshly picked this morning
snap off ends and half the beans
I used my heavy enameled pot which is perfect
for this low and slow cook
slice a medium onion.
proportions should be
2 parts green beans
to
1 part onion
OK, here is where the "Southern" comes in...
bacon grease.
Yup, you read right - bacon grease.
My mother would collect it and
store it in a small Crisco can in the fridge.
I just used the grease from our morning BLT's.
Just pour it on the beans & onions.
add a good pinch of salt
Enough chicken broth to almost cover the beans.

Bring it to a boil and then turn it down to low.
look at those cute red tosies..tee hee.

Cook until beans are soft and staring to fall apart.
Ugly ducklings these are but oh, so good, y'all.
These are great with "Beer Up the Butt" chicken
and some freshly harvested Beefsteak tomatoes.

Here is recipe:
1 lb. green beans
1 medium onion, sliced
1-2 Tbs bacon grease
1 good pinch of kosher salt
chicken broth to nearly cover

Mangia & statti zitto.

thanks for stopping by moonlight lane
xx-hb





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