Creole String Beans with Ham and Potatoes

Side Dish

Recipe courtesy of The Best of the Best from Louisiana Cookbook 3

Serves  6 to 8

Ingredients: 

 

  • 3 strips of bacon, cut up
  • 2 cups ham pieces and ham bone optional
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 ounce can tomatos, fresh when in season
  • 1 (16-ounce) cans string beans, drained, fresh when available
  • 6 new potatoes, scrubbed, peeled or unpeeled
  • salt and pepper to taste

Creole String Beans with Ham and Potatoes

Creole String Beans with Ham and Potatoes

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Method: 

Cook the cut up bacon, ham, onion, garlic, tomatoes and green beans, except the potatoes, in a large covered pot for 20 minutes. If using fresh beans, cut off tips and cut into 2-inch pieces. Add the potatoes, salt and pepper. Cook until potatoes are tender. That's it.

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