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 lb
- fresh shell beans(the kind with pink and white striped pods and beans) shelled
- salt and butter to taste
- dozen ears freshly picked corn. husked (or you could use canned or frozen)
- piece salt pork about 2" square. scored down to rind