Saturday, August 2, 2008

Beans and Taters

*Thankfully, I was able to get my pictures to upload tonight. I've been trying for a couple days now. Sorry for the delay!*

My mom used to make these when we got our first bit of green beans and potatoes from the garden. Yum yum yum yum yum! It's an easy recipe, too!

Melt a little bacon grease in a pot. Alternately, cut a piece of bacon into small bits and cook it in the pot. If you can't or won't do bacon, you can use another oil, but the bacon flavor really adds a lot.
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Add a couple chopped onions (these are from our garden!)and cook them with low to medium heat, so they soften and get bits of brown here and there.
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Add about a cup of water and about 3 cups snapped fresh green beans (these are from our garden too!).
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Simmer for a while...about 20 minutes is good. Then add fresh potatoes (I had one 'wild' potato plant in a row, so I didn't dig any of the potatoes we planted this year, but yes, these are also from our garden!). Scrub them, cut them into bite-size pieces, and simply stir them in. See that blue one? Isn't it gorgeous? Also, you'll probably need another cup of water at this point. Add a little salt, put the lid on, and simmer until the potatoes are done.
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There you go!
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We had these with turkey kielbasa and fresh cornbread - yum yum yum yum YUM!!

2 comments:

mentalutopia said...

We've made this a couple of times this season. In fact, I'm planning on trying a batch in the solar cooker tomorrow. If you cut up one of those pork chops you bought and add the browned chunks to the beans and potatoes it'll make an AMAZINGLY yummy stew. It's a cooking synergy thing, where the sum yumminess is greater than the total yumminess of the individual ingredients.

tenthingsfarm said...

That sounds SO good!

Did you make your solar oven? I have printed instructions for a couple, and it's a matter of gathering some materials and just doing it! How do you like yours, and do you have any tips? :)

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