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

‘All Day’ Green Beans with Kentucky Ham and Salsify Recipe
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Fearing's Restaurant

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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
161
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.4%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
8g
17%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
53µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.4%
Vitamin C
22mg
36%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
23µg
29%
Calcium
87mg
9%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
61µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
61µg
15%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
56mg
14%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
143mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
564mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.8%
Sodium
493mg
21%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.6%
Zinc
1mg
7%