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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Old fashioned Green beans with ham hocks

English: Cut Green Beans EspaƱol: Habichuelas ...
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Its hard to imagine having any other side dish with your Christmas ham than this easy to make and good smelling side dish. Green beans with ham hocks is also a great way to use that leftover ham and ham bone after the holidays too. Try it a long with some Hoppin' John for New Years day! For a great selection of fresh produce in South Carolina see the *link at the bottom of this recipe.


4-6 cups of fresh green beans
3 ½ cups water
1 pound ham hocks
1/2 cup onions chopped
4 new red potatoes quartered
Salt and pepper


Rinse and snap off ends of green beans and break each bean into bite-size pieces, about 2 inches long. In a medium saucepan over high heat, place beans,water, ham hock and onion. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until ham begins to get tender.

Add potatoes to saucepan and continue to cook for around 1 hour or until potatoes are fork tender. Remove ham hock and dice meat. Return meat to the bean mixture. Simmer 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper if needed.

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