Monday, July 07, 2008

Me likey lima beans

I can count on one hand the number of friends and family members I know who like lima beans. Too bad for them 'cause I can cook up a pot of lima beans that'll make a guy or gal wanna slap his or her pappy.

I let a pound of lima beans soak in cold water while I worked today. As soon as I got home, I started cooking 'em. Like this:

Joltin' Django's Lima Beans


1 pound dried lima beans, soaked 6-8 hours
1/2 cup bacon drippings
1 white onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Cool, clean Water


Drain and rinse beans
Heat bacon drippings over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed pot
Soften onions in heated drippings
Add lima beans to pot and just cover with water
Season with salt, pepper and garlic
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a slow-simmer
Cook 40-50 minutes, or until beans are soft and simmering in a thick potage
Serve with skillet-baked cornbread

If you follow my recipe, you'll come up with something like this:

That might not look like much at a first glance; however, it was, by God, damn tasty ... especially since I cooked a skillet of cornbread to eat with it. So there.


Anonymous said...

my GRANMY made butter beans that wer made with a ham hock and would just melt in your mouth.

Mister Jimmy said...

Cornbread and beans is mighty fine.