Anyone tried lard??

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jibbies Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 2:42pm
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OK, first let me apologize in advance for being an ignorant Yankee...

Why would you put bacon grease in green beans? Do you fry them?





The bacon grease flavors the green beans! Yummy!

jibbies

lionladydi Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 3:00pm
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Originally Posted by beachcakes

OK, first let me apologize in advance for being an ignorant Yankee...

Why would you put bacon grease in green beans? Do you fry them?




You're not an ignorant Yankee--just not aware of how southern folks cook, I guess. Bacon grease gives green beans a wonderful flavor. Adds calories and all the bad things that make things taste so good. icon_lol.gif
Diane

Luxe42 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 3:12pm
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Ok so this was the wrong thread to open this morning before I've eaten breakfast. There is some bacon in the fridge that's calling my name now - thanks everybody!

I dedicate the new padding that is to be adding itself to my butt in a few minutes, to Cake Central icon_lol.gif

biscuits and gravvyyyyyyyyyyy yummmmmmmm

indydebi Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 3:20pm
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Originally Posted by beachcakes

OK, first let me apologize in advance for being an ignorant Yankee...

Why would you put bacon grease in green beans? Do you fry them?




Oh, darlin' (she said in her best southern drawl!). If you've never had green beans cooked with bacon and onion, then you've never had food!

True Story (and I consider it my best compliment on my cooking): Hubby took my green beans into work for a pitch in. A black co-worker came up to him and asked "Can I ask you a question? Is your wife black?" Hubby laughed and said no, she's not black. Co-worker said, "Well, those beans are a black recipe!" A black co-worker of mine gave me a big hug one day and said, "Debi, you must have some SOUL in your family to make beans like that!" My son-in-law, who is black, LUVS my beans!

I serve them at Every. Single. Buffet. that I do .... once a bride tastes them at the sampling, they are going on her buffet table!!! I can honestly say that I've NEVER done a buffet that didn't have these beans on it. ANd for a buffet for 100, I bring enough of veggie #1 for 100, but I bring enough beans for 150 .... and we usually run out or take 'em right down to the wire. (I always have leftovers on veggie #1.)

Some people fry the bacon and then add it to the beans. I don't.

Empty a can of beans into a pan. (I slightly drain the beans)
Layer some white onion on top (sliced and ringed).
Lay pieces of bacon on top of the onion (I cut the strips of bacon into 3 or 4 pieces rather than have big 'ole long pieces in there).
Cover and cook until the smell penetrates the house and your stomach growls in anticipation!

Notice I don't add any salt to this. The saltiness of the bacon is all you need.

now, this sounds really anal-retentive, but in my recipe you have to use white onion ... not yellow, not purple. And you have to put the bacon on top of the onion. As it cooks, the juice from the bacon will travel downward, pulling the onion flavor into the beans with it. If the onions are on top, the flavors don't blend properly. It sounds silly, but I'm telling you, if you put the onion on top, it won't taste the same!

My Aunt Helen brought these every year for Thanksgiving. I called them "Aunt Helen's Green Beans". She called them "Bean That I Made for Debi". icon_biggrin.gif

beachcakes Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 4:04pm
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Wow! I feel like I've been missing something all these years!!

Thanks so much for the recipe debi, I'll have to try it!

KathysCC Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 6:32pm
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OK, first let me apologize in advance for being an ignorant Yankee...

Why would you put bacon grease in green beans? Do you fry them?




LOL beachcakes, Down here in the south, you will almost never see a pot of green beans fixed without that bacon grease floating on the water. As a kid, I never knew green beans fixed any other way but as an adult, I have gotten away from all pork. I make my green beans Italian style, with a little olive oil and garlic powder added to the water I cook them in. Yummy.

lionladydi Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 6:35pm
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I know we have gotten totally off topic but I have to add this short story.
When my ex boyfriend went to the Navy (45 years ago) he said he refused to eat their green beans because they weren't cooked. He had grown up eating them cooked to death with bacon grease.......Every time I served green beans he would tell that story. I will eat them cooked al dente but don't like them as well.

Diane

jackmo Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 9:50pm
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Indideb, i am going to try that recipe. Have you ever tried country ham? Cook it in the green beans, add onion black pepper and salt. Then make some salt water corn bread. A meal in itself!!!

lionladydi Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 10:45pm
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Indideb, i am going to try that recipe. Have you ever tried country ham? Cook it in the green beans, add onion black pepper and salt. Then make some salt water corn bread. A meal in itself!!!




Okay........what's salt water cornbread?

Diane

jackmo Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 10:59pm
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Sorry, it is Hot water corn bread.

cwcopeland Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 11:59pm
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Oh, darlin' (she said in her best southern drawl!). If you've never had green beans cooked with bacon and onion, then you've never had food!

"Can I ask you a question? Is your wife black?"




We add some new taters to our beans. That'll make you hit your moma or slap your grandma.

I had a black co worker ask me one time if I was "mixed"? She was serious. I was talking about dinner at my grandma's (red beans, cornbread, fried taters, greens). Some of the best comfort food ever!!!

grannys3angels Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 12:45am
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Yes, DelightsByE you can come to dinner any time icon_biggrin.gif
I remember hog killen days with my grandparents, it would be a big day with lots of family. I also remember those hogs being as huge as bears.

I love cooking my soup beans with a ham hock in them.

New potatoes in green beans...ohhh so good. Cwcopeland have you ever cooked the new potatoes then fried them whole with a little oil or bacon grease....they are so goodddd.

IndyDebi, I do the same as you...put the bacon right in the green beans and let cook up with the bean...IMO the best way to do them.

My mother is still living, so I ask her if they ever used lard in their icing, She said "yes they had and that they couldn't taste the lard"...but she also went on to say, that they mostly had cakes like, apple stack or applebutter stack cakes, along with strawberry short cake, fried apple pies and blackberry cobber and any kind of pies you could think of. She said that she remember her mother making a icing with whipped eggs whites & cooked sugar syrup (this sounds along the lines of a IMBC type icing to me).
God Bless,
Sharon

lionladydi Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 2:37am
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She said that she remember her mother making a icing with whipped eggs whites & cooked sugar syrup (this sounds along the lines of a IMBC type icing to me).
God Bless,
Sharon




That would be what my mom called 7 minute icing. Sometimes when my mom made it, it came out so fluffy and beautiful and sometimes it would turn to sugar. Guess it depended on the humidity. I still make it occasionally.

diane

hwhite0131 Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 3:49am
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Someone say something about country ham? icon_lol.gif
Heather

cariage Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 4:09am
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I am in southern Louisiana and I use taso in beans, jambalaya and anything else I can find to put it in. do any of you use taso and if so, how does it compare to country ham?

lionladydi Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 5:29am
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I am in southern Louisiana and I use taso in beans, jambalaya and anything else I can find to put it in. do any of you use taso and if so, how does it compare to country ham?




I'm beginning to feel ignorant. What is taso? I tried looking it up in the dictionary and couldn't find it.

Diane

PixieDiva Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 7:36pm
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Second, I wanted to share what I did tonight, I stopped at the grocery store on my way home, and I couldn't believe my eyes, I found a package of something like 4 pounds of what was labeled "bacon ends" for 2.99...




I bought a package like that at Wal-Mart recently. I took it home, divided it up into little snack-sized ziplocks and put them in the freezer. Then, when I make soup, green bean, pot o' beans, or roast or whatever (usually in the crockpot), I will just take a baggie out of the freezer and dump it in.

DelightsByE Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 8:20pm
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I am in southern Louisiana and I use taso in beans, jambalaya and anything else I can find to put it in. do any of you use taso and if so, how does it compare to country ham?



I'm beginning to feel ignorant. What is taso? I tried looking it up in the dictionary and couldn't find it.

Diane




Cariage will correct me if I'm wrong as I've never had tasso, but I believe it is a cured ham that is prominent in Cajun cooking, it's kind of dry cured of a consistency similar to country ham, but spiced as well. I've seen Emeril Lagasse cook with it a lot. If I could find it around here, I'm sure it would be in my kitchen on a consistent basis!

Narie Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 9:20pm
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Why would you put bacon grease in green beans? Do you fry them?


Normally, not. I just toss some fried bacon and onion in with the water when I cook the beans; however, you can fry fresh -not canned or frozen-green beans with bacon and onion slowly in a covered skillet, much as you would slow fried potatoes. It takes a while, 45-60 minutes, and they are definitely funny looking (wizened and browned) when done but as Alton Brown would say they are definitely Good Eats.

lionladydi Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 10:21pm
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Thanks DelightsbyE. I looked it up spelled "tasso' and found several definitions. Said calling it ham was a misnomer as it was actually made from the shoulder of the pig. Being on CC is better than going to college. I just learn so darn much.........I'm a walking book of knowledge sometimes. icon_lol.gif
Narie, have you tried the battered deep fried green beans? I had them at TGIFriday's and they were delicious. If it will hold still long enough here in the Ozarks someone will figure out how to batter and deep fry it. icon_lol.gif
Diane

DelightsByE Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:14am
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Narie, have you tried the battered deep fried green beans? I had them at TGIFriday's and they were delicious.




I've tried them - YUMMMMMMM Its ALMOST like eating real vegetables! I kidded my DH last time we were there because he was going to order a salad with his meal, opted for the bean fries instead - his argument was, they couldn't be any worse for you than covering vegs in cheese sauce, which Americans frequently serve to KIDS....so he figured they were healthy enough. Of course, they are still better than fried potatoes...

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If it will hold still long enough here in the Ozarks someone will figure out how to batter and deep fry it. icon_lol.gif
Diane




You know - I had a friend back in the day - he used to batter and fry pre-cooked breakfast sausage links for breakfast. WOW.

lionladydi Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:37am
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You know - I had a friend back in the day - he used to batter and fry pre-cooked breakfast sausage links for breakfast. WOW.




When I saw them deep fry Hostess Twinkies and Oreos, I thought I had seen it all. Last year they deep fried Coca Cola at the fair. Haven't figured that one out yet. Of course, one of our major fund raisers for Lions Club is funnel cakes and yesterday I found a recipe for pumpkin funnel cakes. My wheels started spinning thinking how well those would sell at Octoberfest! icon_lol.gif
I also fell in love with the fried macaroni and cheese at TGIF. icon_surprised.gif
Diane

DelightsByE Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:38am
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You know - I had a friend back in the day - he used to batter and fry pre-cooked breakfast sausage links for breakfast. WOW.



When I saw them deep fry Hostess Twinkies and Oreos, I thought I had seen it all. Last year they deep fried Coca Cola at the fair. Haven't figured that one out yet. Of course, one of our major fund raisers for Lions Club is funnel cakes and yesterday I found a recipe for pumpkin funnel cakes. My wheels started spinning thinking how well those would sell at Octoberfest! icon_lol.gif
I also fell in love with the fried macaroni and cheese at TGIF. icon_surprised.gif
Diane




I've done fried mac&cheese...learned that nifty trick from Alton Brown... thumbs_up.gif
How'd they fry Coca Cola???? icon_confused.gif

lionladydi Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:43am
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I don't know. I just heard them talking about it on the evening news from Springfield where the fair is held.

Diane

lionladydi Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:49am
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I don't know. I just heard them talking about it on the evening news from Springfield where the fair is held.

Diane




http://www.wftv.com/foodnews/9789814/detail.html Hate it when I say I don't know without trying to find out. Found this link..........

Diane

DelightsByE Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:51am
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Found this - is this what you were talking about?

http://www.wftv.com/foodnews/9789814/detail.html

DelightsByE Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:53am
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JINX - YOU OWE ME A COKE!!!!

Fried or otherwise!

lionladydi Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 2:56am
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JINX - YOU OWE ME A COKE!!!!

Fried or otherwise!




Too funny..........my mom always said "Great minds run the same channel." Okay.........I'll owe you a Coke. My sister and I were laughing this summer about how we used to say that when we were kids. That, or just plain, "Coke on you."

Diane icon_lol.gif

DelightsByE Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 3:07am
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You know - I had no idea until your recent post that the "lion" in your moniker referred to the Lion's Club....my DH is a Lion too, he's trying to get me into the Lioness group here but I just can't find the time at the moment....

lionladydi Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 3:53am
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You know - I had no idea until your recent post that the "lion" in your moniker referred to the Lion's Club....my DH is a Lion too, he's trying to get me into the Lioness group here but I just can't find the time at the moment....




No way I would join the Lioness group. I'm a Lion and darn proud of it. I have been president of our club two different times. I was the first woman to join our club. the biggest club in our district that has no women in it. All their wives belong to a Lioness Club and do their work for them when they entertain. The Lions do such good work. It's a fulfilling job but does take a lot of your time if you participate like you should. My niece has Graves disease and the Lions paid for several surgeries for her at Mid-South hospital in Memphis. Didn't cost her a dime. Our club furnished her gas for her trips there. She is now back working as a home health nurse. I could go on and on.

I am also queen of our local Red Hat Society chapter. That's strictly for fun. We don't do volunteer work unless we just want to. We did help with the breast cancer benefit this month but normally we do nothing but act crazy.

Diane

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