‘All Day’ Green Beans with Kentucky Ham and Salsify Recipe

‘All Day’ Green Beans with Kentucky Ham and Salsify Recipe
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Country ham and salsify combine to add depth of flavor to these green beans. Salsify is a vegetable that oxidizes quickly, so it’s placed in ice water as soon as it’s cut.

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6
Servings
180
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1/2  pound  salsify, peeled
  • 2  pounds  green beans, trimmed
  • 1  tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 3  ounces  salt-cured country ham, julienned
  • 1/4  cup  pecan halves
  • 1/2  tablespoon  maple syrup
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Fill a large bowl with ice water. Peel the flesh of the salsify into the water. Meanwhile, set up a steaming rack over a pot or pan. Add some water to the pan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Transfer the salsify to the steaming rack, and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Steam until tender and remove from heat. Slice the salsify thinly, and set aside.

Bring a pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Cook the green beans for 7 minutes or until very tender (but without losing the bright green color). Immediately drain into a sieve and hold under cold running water.  When cool, drain well and pat dry.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. When hot, add the oil. Next, add the country ham, pecans, and salsify. Sauté for 4 minutes or until the ham and salsify brown. Add the maple syrup and sauté the mixture for 1 minute. Add the green beans and sauté until heated, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
880µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
27µg
30%
Calcium, Ca
135mg
14%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
56µg
2%
Folate, total
63µg
16%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
95mg
14%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
308mg
21%
Water
167g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Green Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Green Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

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