Green beans

In "Charleston Receipts" 1950, "South Carolina Cookbook" 1953, "The American Woman's Cookbook" 1939, 2-Marion Reynolds King 1893-1958, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BOB), SOURCES on November 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm

(Editor’s note: Grandma/Momma/Bee does not seem to have a handwritten recipe for green beans, but below you can find everything I’ve found in her favorite cookbooks. The first recipe comes from a cookbook so well-worn that it does not have a cover. The second is from “Charleston Receipts,” a collection put together by the Charleston Junior League in 1950 and given to Grandma/Momma/Bee by Marion Reynolds King, Granddaddy/Daddy/Bob’s mother. The last recipe comes from the “South Carolina Cookbook,” a collection put together in 1953 by the South Carolina Council of Farm Women. How do all of you remember green beans getting cooked?)

  1. Well, I am sure that Grandma never used in onions in her green beans. I think she put a few small pieces of ham into the boiling water along with the beans and cooked them til tender.

  2. In her later healthy years, Grandma switched to cooking her green beans in chicken broth or bouilion for flavor.

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