Thursday, September 3, 2009

Snap (green) Beans & New (red) Potatoes

1 28 oz. can cut green beans
1 small smoked ham hock (or large piece of smoked turkey)
3 medium red potatoes, diced but not peeled
2 cups water

Place ham hock (or smoked turkey) in the middle of a large sauce pot. Pour green beans into pot. Add water and a liberal amount of salt and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to almost low (#1 - not "low" on my stove), cover, and cook for 45 minutes. Add diced potatoes and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to almost low, cover and cook 15 minutes longer. Remove lid, and cool for at least 15 minutes. Serves 4-6.

* Save and refrigerate the liquid from this recipe to use in the Southern and GFCF Vegetable Beef Soup recipe. You'll be so glad you did!

{This is THE delicious recipe for those delicious green beans you've seen that have the small red potatoes in them. You can use 5-6 small whole red potatoes if you like, but be sure to add 10 minutes to the final cooking time. The green beans will be even better with the additional cooking time.}