Friday, February 23, 2018

Sweet and Sour Green Beans (1963)

  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 tbspns bacon fat
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tbspns vinegar
  • 1 tbspn soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 3 tbspns sugar
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
Prepare, then crosscut green beans into 1-inch lengths. Place beans in a large skillet or saucepan with a tight lid, and add bacon fat, boiling water, and salt. Heat covered, quickly, until beans steam.  Turn down heat and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Do not drain.

Mix corn starch with sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, cold water, and pickle relish, and pour over green beans. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened and clear.  Make 4 servings.

(Origin - "The Good Housekeeping Cookbook" edited by Dorothy B. Marsh of the Good Housekeeping Institute, 1963.)

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