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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fresh Green Beans




A good down home recipe for your file box today -- fresh green beans, or as we call 'em here, snap beans. Let me know if you try making them, and the variations you go with! Enjoy.

Fresh Green Beans

2 pounds green beans, snapped
1 large white or yellow onion, diced
4 garlic pods
3 cups water
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 packet Splenda
Salt & pepper to taste
small new potatoes
Olive oil
3 or 4 strips bacon (optional)

Saute onion and garlic (and bacon, if using) in olive oil while boiling water for green beans. Add beans to boiling water, then reduce to medium heat. Add potatoes and sauteed veggies. Cook for 30 minutes. Stir in seasoning and lemon juice. If you are using bacon to season, add it in too. Cook covered for a few hours or until beans are soft but not smushy. Yum!



23 comments:

giddymomof6 said...

Oh yummy! I LOVE Green beans! And nice and festive for the green holiday coming up soon! Thanks for posting! Your recipes are the best! Jenni

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ooo, thanks for the kindness, Jenni!

Terri Tiffany said...

It wouldn't take my comment and i wrote a long note! I love green beans but never cooked them four hours but will try this one for sure!

blueviolet said...

I absolutely am nuts about fresh green beans! I too, like them to be soft, not firm.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I am always on the look out for other bloggers who are writers. I am getting my feet wet and have hopes of becoming published one day. I have been enjoying Terri's blog and followed a link from her blog over here to yours.

I'll be back to read more!!!

Blessings
Robin

DebraLSchubert said...

Cut in out, Angie. You're gonna make me want to take up cooking. Looks yummy and greatly appeals to my vegetarian sensibilities (w/o the bacon, of course) - I'll show it to my hubby and see if he'd like to give it a go!

Melissa Marsh said...

YUM. I love green beans!

jinksy said...

Thanks to Blogger, when I tried to read this earlier today, I could get no further than '3 or 4 strips'... Then blank.
At this point, I decided to bow out, in case the next advice was to run round the kitchen naked. Not too sure whether I'm relieved or disappointed, now I am able to read the entire post...

Angie Ledbetter said...

Terri, isn't it maddening when Blogger won't cooperate? Glad ya liked the recipe today, though.

Go beans, blueviolet! :)

Robin, I'm so glad you stopped by. Best of luck on your writing journey!

This is an easy, good healthy one, Debra. If you were ever gonna get a toe wet in the kitchen, this might be a good one to do it on. And cooking = great therapy, IMHO. :)

Me too, Melissa.

Aww, Jinksy, I'd rather you run nekkid, but I guess Blogger ruined that. LOL

Jaycee said...

I love fresh green beans. But the last two times I made them, the string grossed me out as I was eating. How do I fix them without the string being a part of the meal? Blech. Tell me that and I'll be making this recipe tomorrow!

Jessica said...

I'm always boiling fresh green beans, but never added other veggies. Sounds yummy. :-)

colbymarshall said...

So, angie, just a heads up but...I'm coming to live with you. I like your food better than mine.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jaycee girlllll, let's talk. First, there are different varieties of green beans, and you must be buying what southerners call string beans. If you can't buy other kinds (without the string), you simple snap off the ends before cooking. The pointy end is usually the one the "string" grows from, so after you pop off the tip, gently pull it downward along the seam, and the string will come off along with the end. :)

Jessica, y'all midlanders and yankees don't know what all y'all missin' in the food department. LOL. We love all our mixing and flavor combos.

Hey, Colby! I'll be getting your "guest room' ready today. Bandit would just LOVE a new sister. Hope you don't mind sharing a sock basket with him. hehe

Helen Ginger said...

Thanks for the recipe. We had beans last year in our garden. Never a huge amount, but enough to have made this recipe. Hopefully, I'll make it this season!

Jaycee said...

Ha! That explains alot! Thanks for explaining that. Now I won't shy away from them like I'd planned. Those strings messed my whole darn meal up. And weren't very helpful toward my awful gag reflex!! Now, to get me a rocking chair and build me a porch, so I can snap me some beans...

I'll let you know how they came out.

Jaycee said...

Me again. Maaan, I was just sitting here salivating over the pictures, trying to figure out what would go good with these, when I noticed your pot. =( Sniff, sniff. My fav aunt had one of those. I loved to cook with it, and now I can't find another. Ship me yours. =)

Anonymous said...

Going veggie on us huh. This is a can't miss. Colby, if you do get here, you will never go back.
Oren

Jenn Johansson said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... I love green beans. I'm definitely tucking this away in my too cook some day when I learn how file ;)

avtcoach said...

Yummy! I love green beans and potatoes! Sorry it has been so long, thanks for hanging in there with me. I haven't read back on your posts but hope all is well. Your mom is still on my prayer list! I have not forgotten!

Anonymous said...

One other thing. The beans themselves make great slingshot ammo. Biodegradable.
Oren

JOY said...

Ang - Made your pork chop recipe from your post a few weeks ago today and it was YUM! A real keeper! The green beans sound great too!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Helen, hope you grow a "mess" of 'em this year. Fresh beans and tomatoes (separately) are hard to beat.

LOL, Jaycee, you do that. Porches and snappin' just go together! (I'm emailing you an ebay link to a fab deal on a Magnalite dutch oven for under $10!)

Oren, I know your momma made you eat veggies! They make for a well rounded meal. And LOL on the slingshot bullets.

I bet you cook just great, Jenn. :)

avtcoach, thank you for the prayer power. Sending some return "mail" to you.

Oh, Joy, that makes me so happy!!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

That's my kind of green beans. Nice to meet you, neighbor.

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