Earlier this week I mentioned that green beans the fresh-from-the-garden kind, of course are best served with just salt, pepper and butter. But theres one other bean treatment for which Ill make an exception.
In the Rickers abode during my growing-up years, DotMom always referred to it as Depression Dish, perhaps harkening back to an era when people stretched a small bit of meat, bacon in this case, to feed a lot of people.
In a large skillet, cook 4 strips bacon, cut into dice, for 5 minutes or so, until browned. Drain off part of the bacon drippings.
Stir in 4 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and halved, 1 cup water, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 cup diced potatoes and ¾ cup sliced green onions. Stir well.
Simmer about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.