oftt

Red Beans

Print Email

½ pound dry red kidney beans
water to cover the beans
About 10 cups water
3 pounds small ham hocks
1 ¼ cups finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped green bell peppers
3 bay leaves
1 ½ teaspoon tobasco sauce
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
¾ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
½ teaspoon ground cayenne
½ teaspoon black pepper

Cover the beans with water 2 inches above the beans; soak overnight. Drain.

Place 8 cups of the water and remaining ingredients in a 5 ½ quart saucepan or large dutch oven; stir well. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Raise heat and boil until meat falls off the bones, about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the meat and bones from the pan; set meat aside and discard bones.

Add the drained beans and remaining 2 cups water to the pot. (You may not need to add this extra water; it depends on how much evaporation has taken place.) Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until beans are ender and start to breaking up, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally and scraping pan bottom fairly often. Add the ham and cook and stir 10 minutes longer. Discard bay leaves and break up any large meat chunks.

 

restaurant news

London on Two Slices a Day
London - British Isles
by Ilene Amy Berg

beigel_big.jpgWhat is it with all the Queen’s men? In an earlier piece on great sandwiches in London, I mentioned my British friend Craig, who now lives in LA and told me “there are no great sandwiches in...

Read more...
B & G Oysters
Boston
by Kitty Kaufman

bg 3B & G Oysters is one of those places that took off on Day One or at least that's how I remember it. We've had lunch there for years, not years and years, but enough to know that every oyster's...

Read more...
Where to Eat in Austin during South by Southwest
Texas
by David Latt

driskill1Treat yourself to the pleasures of well-prepared meals in comfortable settings by starting at the Driskill Hotel, centrally located at the corner of Brazos and Sixth Street. For dinner, the

Read more...
Letter from Palm Beach: Renato's
Florida
by Nancy Ellison

el_mirasol.jpgPalm Beach is different from other tidy resort cities that line the Florida Coast. While remarkably tidy, it is also both eccentric and pretty, and I do believe it has its own wacky, elegant soul.

... Read more...