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

Green Beans

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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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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving161
Total Fat7g11%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated0.9g4.4%
Cholesterol10mg3%
Protein8g17%
Carbs20g7%
Vitamin A53µg6%
Vitamin B120.1µg2.1%
Vitamin B60.4mg19.4%
Vitamin C22mg36%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K23µg29%
Calcium87mg9%
Fiber6g24%
Folate (food)61µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)61µg15%
Iron2mg12%
Magnesium56mg14%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus143mg20%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium564mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.8%
Sodium493mg21%
Sugars, added1gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg17.6%
Zinc1mg7%