This is absolutely my favorite way to eat pole beans. Heavenly!!!
Home-Cooked Pole Beans
Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
This classic Southern bean dish features fresh pole beans flavored wtih crispy bacon.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- 2 pounds fresh pole beans
- 3 slices bacon
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- Cut beans into 1 1/2-inch pieces, and set aside.
- Cook bacon slices in a large saucepan until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in saucepan. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
- Add water and next 3 ingredients to saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add beans; cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 15 minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
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