Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes

One of my favorite garden vegetable combination's is Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes. When we go to the garden to pull the first little new potatoes, that is one of the first dishes I want to make.  I remember going to the garden with my Grandmother in the early spring and digging the potatoes and the earthy smell of the fresh ground around the potato. My grandmother always made this dish and it has been a favorite of mine since I can remember, so today I want to share it with you.

 Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes

Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes
Miz Helen's Kitchen
8 cups Fresh Green Beans, snapped
1 1/2 pounds New Potatoes, Bite Size, skin on
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 slices Bacon, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup Pimento's, chopped
1/4 cup Tarragon Vinegar
1/2 cup Agave or sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
8 to 10 cups water
Wash the Green Beans and snap them. Wash the New Potatoes. 
Place the bacon in a large dutch oven or sauce pan, add the onion's and garlic, brown the bacon, onions and garlic.  
Add the Pimento's,  Tarragon Vinegar and the Agave or Sugar, salt and pepper and mix well.  
Add the Green Beans and Potatoes and mix well.
Cover the Green Beans and Potatoes with 8 to 10 cups water.  
Cook on medium heat for 40 to 45 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

Start With Fresh Green Beans

Brown The Bacon, Onion and Garlic

Mix The Green Beans and New Potatoes with The Bacon and Seasons

Cover with Water and Cook, The Smell is Heavenly!

I sure am glad that you stopped by to enjoy this great fresh garden treat with us today. I have bag of New Potatoes for you so be sure and don't forget them. We always look forward to your visits and hope you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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  1. Yumm, fresh potatoes, green beans and bacon. You just can't go wrong with that combination :) Looks delicious!

  2. This is how my sweet southern mother always fixed her green beans--sometimes she even put summer squash on top of the potatoes to steam. Delicious!


  3. I love these potatoes! This recipe looks and sounds amazing :)

  4. Agreed! Love the agave sugar to sweeten the deal.

  5. I’d love it if you stop by and link up another recipe on Southern Sundays. The party is going on now! http://www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com
    Hope to see you there!

  6. These recipes look awesome! thanks so much!

    I remember my Grandmothers recipes - they were so good! I miss her cooking..

  7. No wonder you love gardening so much. There is nothing like picking the produce you grew and turning it into a delcious dinner. This lookes like a very wonderful recipe, especially with the addition of the bacon. Thank you very much for sharing your posts each week at Your Cozy Home Party.

  8. I love green beans and new potatoes! This looks DELICIOUS!!!!

  9. I love that fresh beans. Potatoes are great when they make not only the dish tasty, let others like beans cooked with them taste more. Wonderful dish. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  10. This looks so fresh and good, would love to have a taste!

  11. One of my favorite side dishes. The look delicious, Miz Helen

  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!!Your recipe is being featured today at Menu and Party Idea Round Up from Cast Party Wednesday #40!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!
    Have a GREAT week---Sheryl---

  13. Fresh green beans and new potatoes are one of my favorite combinations! This looks like a delicious way to prepare them.

  14. thanks so much for joining the fun on Food on Friday. These look just scrumptious.

  15. I love your childhood memory of potatoes and this recipe... It is a perfect Spring potato dish. Thank you for sharing it on Foodie Friday.

  16. I bet this smells heavenly. I have been Eyeballing all the new potatoes arriving at the market. Looks delish. Thanks for sharing this with us at Whole Food Wednesdays.

  17. There is nothing like fresh new potatoes! What a marvellous seasonal recipe! The bacon would make it extra delicious too.

  18. My Mother-in-Law used to make this dish. It is so comforting.


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