It's that time of year.
2-2½ pounds of green beans
water to cover
non-smoked salt pork
½ teaspoon sugar
2½ tablespoons butter
6 small red potatoes
Wash beans, snap off ends and break
into 1½ inch pieces. Barely cover with water in a saucepan. Add non-smoked salt pork. Bring to a boil and cook beans
covered on medium, checking every so often to be sure they aren't sticking. Do not let the water boil dry. Add hot water if
necessary but not too much water. After an hour of cooking, when the beans begin to come apart when you stir them, add 6 small
whole red potatoes, washed and scrubbed carefully to get rid of all the dirt and grime. Add butter, salt and sugar. Cook 15
to 20 minutes until potatoes are fork tender and beans are dry but not scorched.