Cherokee Succotash

Cherokee Succotash

2 lbs. fresh or dry Lima beans* (small ones are best)

3 cups fresh corn cut from cob

4-6 wild onions* (pearl onions may be substituted)

salt to taste

pepper to taste*(not in original recipe but good)

2 tablespoons melted bacon fat

2 pieces smoked ham hock

3 qts. water

Soak beans, if using dry ones, for 3-4 hours. Bring the water to a boil then add the beans. Cook at a moderate boil for 10 minutes then add the corn, ham hocks, salt and pepper, and onions. Reduce heat and cook for 1 hour on a low heat.

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