Sunday, October 26, 2008

Harvest Creamed Succotash

4 ounces thick sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium onion, cut into medium dice

1 (10 ounce) package frozen baby lima beans

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 (10 ounce) package frozen sweet corn

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoons thyme

2 teaspoons chives

Fry bacon over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 2 Tbs. of the bacon drippings. Add onions; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add lima beans, 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and continue to simmer, covered, until partially cooked, about 5 minutes. Add corn, cream, and thyme; return to a simmer, and warm until vegetables are fully cooked and cream doesn't pool, about 5 minutes longer. (Can be refrigerated at this point up to 2 days ahead.) When ready to serve, stir bacon and chives into warm succotash. This recipe doubles easily.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

This sounds like something I would love. I love Lima beans. Thanks for sharing.