Sprout's Farmer's Market this weekend and they had some of the best looking fresh green beans I've seen in a while. I couldn't resist and bought a huge bag of beans. Today I'm cooking them up and I'm here to tell you that I am already looking forward to having a good size portion for supper!
I shouldn't tell, but I did have a sample as part of the taste test, to determine seasoning adjustment and they were yummy!
This recipe is far from exotic or complicated. I have often not posted very simple recipes but a friend of mine kindly reminded me that not everyone knows how to cook. So with that in mind, here's how I cook fresh green beans.
Fresh Green Beans
6 cups of green beans, tipped, tailed and cut into one inch pieces
1 medium onion, rough chopped (this is about 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup bacon grease
2 cups water
Wash the green beans in cool water and drain.
Put the beans into a heavy
Roughly chop the onion and add it to the pot.
Add the seasonings, pour in the water and add the bacon grease. Mix everything up.
Bring to a boil.
Once a rolling boil is reached, turn the heat down to medium, cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes check to see if they are cooked to your liking. Add additional seasoning if desired. I added a bit more salt and pepper to mine. My beans were done to my liking - cooked, but not cooked to their mushy death, at the conclusion of 30 minutes. If yours are not, check the water level, add more if necessary and continue to cook checking every 10 minutes until they reach perfection.
Add some cooked chopped bacon crumbles and serve.
See? Nothing hard here. Next time you're shopping and you see fresh green beans at your grocery or farmer's market, take some home and try cooking your own. If you have never had fresh cooked green beans, you will love them, I guarantee!
.....and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!