Sunday, September 8, 2013

Vegetarian Pole Beans and Corn recipe

Our garden is doing well!  Today I harvested a heaping handful of pole beans and cooked them up with onions and sweet corn.  Came out very tasty and went nicely as a side dish alongside flounder and salmon fillets and garlic bread.

Vegetarian Pole Beans and Corn
Big handful of pole beans (ours are Kentucky Wonder)
1 ear of sweet corn, uncooked
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 banana pepper, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder (or to taste)
pinch of sugar

Heat butter and oil in heavy pot.  Add onions and banana pepper, cook until onions are clear; stir in salt, black pepper and chili powder.
Wash and snap beans into bite-size pieces, removing strings.  Add to pot and stir constantly until beans turn bright green.  Pour enough hot water into pot to cover beans; cook on high until tender, about 20-25 minutes.
Cut kernels from corn cob and add to pot.  Sprinkle in sugar. Cook another 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add water as needed.  Taste for salt/pepper.

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