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    Ham Hock and Lima Beans


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    Recipe Introduction


    SKELTON'S FAVORITE RECIPE - By Ron Crane

    Red Skelton, whose humor is pure Americana, likes his food the same way. Forget the fancy French gourmet recipes and sauces. Give him a hot dog or a bowl of chili. But if you really want a contented comedian, the dish you place before him will be HAM HOCK AND LIMA BEANS. "That really is my favorite", he'll tell you. And he has his own special recipe for preparation of his favorite food fare. Here it is, but if Skelton is your dinner guest, just make sure he gets a big helping of it.

    List of Ingredients




    Ham Hock and Lima Beans

    1 pound package of dried large lima beans
    1 good size smoked ham hock
    1 large size onion
    2 large stalks of celery
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 whole pepper corns
    2 large size carrots
    pinch of nutmeg

    Recipe



    Place lima beans into a large bowl. Completely cover with water. Let stand overnight. Save water in which lima beans were soaked. Place lima beans in good sized pot. Take half of water that lima beans were soaked in and combine
    with beans. Over a small flame, let beans cook for 15 minutes in covered pot.

    While beans are cooking, cut into dice size, one large onion, two stalks of celery, two large size carrots, Add two whole pepper corns, 1 teaspoon of salt,
    a pinch of nutmeg. Put above into the bean pot. Let simmer for another 15 minutes.

    Wash ham hock (smoked). Place ham hock into bean pot along with other ingredients
    and simmer for 1 hour. Add water that beans were soaked in if necessary.

    Important to this recipe. DO NOT OVER-SEASON. Remember that the ham hock (smoked)
    is highly seasoned and will add spice to recipe. Serves four.

 

 

 


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