Tom Sawyer's Succotash ~Flavors of Cape Cod
We are indebted to the American Indians for this recipe. They ingeniously planted beans and corn in the same hill so that the climbing beans wee supported by the sturdy corn stalks. When beans and corn were ripe, and so lovingly entwined, it seemed natural to cook them together. They called the dish succotash, and so it remains to this day.
(This article was in the cookbook "Flavors of Cape Cod" and submitted by Helen Clark.
2 lbfresh shell beans(the kind with pink and white striped pods and beans) shelled
·salt and butter to taste
1dozen ears freshly picked corn. husked (or you could use canned or frozen)
1piece salt pork about 2" square. scored down to rind
How to Make Tom Sawyer's Succotash ~Flavors of Cape Cod
- Cover beans with water, add salt pork. Cook covered, until beans are tender. Fresh beans should take no longer than about 15 minutes. While beans are cooking, scrape raw kernels from corn cobs, reserving juice. Add onions and juice to beans and water, simmer only 2 or 3 minutes. Add dab of butter and salt to taste. Remove pork and serve at once in its delightful runny condition. Do not drain.