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Recipe : Entry # 8103
Myrtle Waters
(251) 248-2636
Recipe Title
Lima beans ans ham
Recipe Theme
January: Comfort food
Main Dishes
Southern Pine EC
1 pound of small dry lima beans, Water, 1 slice of ham steak (about 1/2 lb.) Or you can use left over ham. Pinch of baking soda
Wash beans and pick out the bad ones. Place in a Large, heavy boiler. Add water to cover bean about 2-3 inches above beans and bring to a rapid boil. Cook 3-4 minutes and let sit for 30 minutes. Drain and start over with the beans and water. Add ham, cut in small pieces. Bring to a boil then simmer until beans are tender, About an hour. No need for salt or grease as this comes from ham. Add a pinch of baking soda, stir and cook 2-3 more minutes. Serve with cornbread and sweet tea.
Tell us about your recipe
We lived of a farm and worked in the fields as kids. In order to feed a bunch of growing children, my Mom would cook lima beans and cornbread at least once a week, but seldom had ham. I found a much tastier way to cook them and it's faster and a one dish meal. Cooked this way, they are not as strong or as gassy. This brings comfort and thoughts of the olden days to me..