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Baby Back Ribs
Barbecue Chicken
Pork Butt
Beef Brisket
Pork Spare Ribs
Brunswick Stew
Pork Tenderloin
Buffalo Wings
Hot Links
Pigs Feet
Baked Beans
Fried Chicken
Fried Pork Chops
Oxtails
Roast Beef Hash
Smothered Spare Ribs
Salmon Croquette
Catfish/Hush Puppies
Neck Bones
Collard Greens
Turnips Greens
Black Eyed Peas
Lima Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Steamed Cabbage
Rutabagas
Fried Corn
String/Snap Beans
Fried Green Tomatoes
Corn Bread
Crackling Bread
Hoe Cake Corn Bread
Banana Pudding
Bread Pudding
Peach Cobbler
Sweet Potato Cobbler
Peach Cobbler
Rice Pudding

Dried Butter Beans (Lima beans)

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Ingredients:
1. Ham Hocks
2. Dreid butter beans
3. One large onion
4. Salt and pepper
5. Water


These were always special in our home, I remember have butter beans and corn bread in the winter months when it was really cold outside, and how secure we felt after heaving all the butter beans we wanted and listening to the wind and rain outside
The ham hocks with skin seem to have the best flavor however the skinless shanks produce a delicious flavor and less fat. Wash the beans and discard small stones and damaged beans that may be in the package.
        For best results the beans should be soaked over night in cold water, they can be left on the counter for this purpose. The Lima beans come in two sizes, the large and the small, your choice. If you are really in a big hurry and have to cook them right away clean the beans as you would for over night soak and place then in a pan with warm water for about two hours, but if you can allow them to soak over night I think you will enjoy the results. Some of them will seem to split but this is not a problem, they will be OK. Wash them prior to soaking and look for stones and badly damaged peas and through out.
    Boil two large ham hocks or one skinless ham shanks in two quarts at medium heat until tender but not falling from the bone because you want them to cook awhile with the beans.  You don't want them to cook apart. Now add the beans and chopped onions and cover. Add salt and pepper as desired reduce the heat to low and allow to cook slowly until beans are tender, about one and one half hours This can be tested by selecting one bean a press a fork through it, if it flatten into the fork prongs they are probable done. If you cooked enough for left over you should add additional water because the juice will thicken by the next day, left over butter beans are delicious.


 
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