|2 pounds||String Beans|
|2||Slabs Bacon cut through rind at 1/2" intervals|
|4 tablespoons||Bacon Fat Or Vegetable Oil|
|1 tablespoon||Red Wine Vinegar|
|1||Clove Garlic -- minced|
Wash the beans and place on top of the bacon in a saucepan. Barely cover with water. Add the other ingredients, except the salt and cayenne pepper. Simmer, partially covered, at least 1 hr, until the liquid has almost evaporated. Add salt and cayenne pepper to tatse, stir, cover again, and simmer a few mins, until the water has completely evaporated. Serve the same or the following day.
NOTES: From Mattie Hall and The Inn at Little Washington, VA.
Mattie is a direct descendant of George Washington's brother Charles.
Recipe By : An American Folklife Cookbook - ISBN 0-8052-3914-6 From: Dan Klepach Date: 05-15-95 (159) Fido: Cooking
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