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Boiled Lima Beans

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Ingredients
  Green lima beans/2 cups dried lima beans 1 Quart
  Fat 1 Tablespoon
  Milk/Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1.If the green beans are used, put them into just enough boiling water to cover, and boil slowly until tender
2.Salt the water just before cooking is completed
3.Add fat and salt and pepper to taste
4.If desired, a cup of milk or cream may be added and the beans allowed to simmer in it for a moment
5.If dried beans are used they may be soaked 12 hours in plenty of cold water, and boiled in the same water with one eighth teaspoon of soda added for each quart of water; or the process may be hastened by soaking them for one hour and simmering them for 2 hours
6.If they are not soaked at all, they can be made tender by simmering for 2 1/2hours
7.The water should be drained off before the milk or cream is added
Serving
8.Serve with rice

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
4

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