I had two peaches and some blueberries to use, and remembered this recipe that I had pinned from Julia’s Album. The things I did differently are minimal, so you really could just go straight to her recipe. Or you could read what I did here, […]
Month: August 2018
Every once in a while I make a concentrated effort to use up what’s in the freezer or fridge. Last week, my focus was on a bag of blanched and frozen green beans from the freezer.
It seems like a good time for that summer favorite, red potatoes, green beans and bacon! I used to make a much simpler version with russet potatoes, turkey bacon, and canned green beans. But, a while back I came across this recipe that added garlic and onion and used red potatoes and fresh green beans and, well, I’ve never looked back.
Two weekends ago we stopped at Peters Market and I picked up some red potatoes.
I had some bacon from Barham Family Farm, and the green beans, so I was ready to go. I placed the green beans in some salted water to soak while I got started with the chopping and slicing.
Then I sliced up the bacon from Barham Family Farm and put it in to fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
There was plenty of time while the bacon fried to chop an onion and mince six cloves of garlic.
Once the bacon was golden, I added the onion and garlic and cooked it about six minutes, until the onion was softened and translucent.
Meanwhile, I scrubbed the potatoes and added them to a pot of water filled to about an inch above the potatoes. I brought them to a boil and cooked until fork tender. Probably around 30 minutes although I wasn’t actually paying attention to the time.
After the onions and garlic were done, I drained the green beans and added them to pan. After stirring to combine, I covered the pan, lowered to a simmer, and let it all cook for an hour.
Once the potatoes were fork tender, I drained them and let them cool. There was plenty of time until the green bean mixture was done. Once they were cool enough to handle, I cut them into quarters and if the potato was bigger, basically I was just trying to make the chunks all the same size.
When the green bean mixture was done, I just added the potatoes, gave it a stir, seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper, and it was done!
And I don’t have a final picture! Dinner was ready to be served so we put some on the plate and we ate. But let me assure you that this is a mouthwatering edition of red potatoes, green beans,and bacon.
I basically work from this recipe from Genius Kitchen.
ps WordPress is being weird so I just had to paste in that link because I am too tired to figure it out tonight
I am pretty loose with measurements. I just tend to use what I have on hand.