Slow-cooked green beans

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds String Beans
2 \N Slabs Bacon cut through rind at 1/2\" intervals
4 tablespoons Bacon Fat Or Vegetable Oil
1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
1 \N Clove Garlic -- minced
¼ teaspoon Oregano
1½ teaspoon Savory
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
\N dash Cayenne Pepper

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.

Serves 6-8.

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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