Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ham and String Beans withPotatoes

 We have Kentucky Wonder green  beans that are sprouting all over the place now that the weather has cooled off 30 degrees!  Here's a recipe I plan to use~

Ham & String Beans with Potatoes

2 quarts fresh green beans or 3 cans (16 oz. each) green beans\3 lb. to 4 lb. ham or ham hocks\

3 to 4 medium size potatoes - cook until barely soft, if using with canned green beans.

1-1/2 cups water for cooking the ham + 2 additional cups water if using fresh green beans. Do not drain canned green beans.

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp.pepper

Preparation -
Trim all visible fat from the ham. Place the ham in a crockpot, add 1-1/2 cups water; set on high and cook for 2 to 3 hours. Reduce heat to low. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on low for about 5 more hours or until the beans are tender, if using fresh green beans and potatoes. Cook on low for 2 to 3 hours if using canned green beans and potatoes. Remove the ham. Discard the fat and bones; cut or shred the ham. Return the ham to the crock pot and cook on high for about 15 to 20 more minutes.

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