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Soup Beans

In this episode Stacey and Jessica make Soup Beans, Hoe Cakes and Hot Toddies

Soup Beans

  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 8 cups water or broth
  • 1 ham hock or salt pork
  • 1 large onion
  • Black pepper

Soak beans overnight (or quick soak method), drain and rinse.

Dice onion and all ingredients to stock pot.

Bring to a boil and drop to a simmer for two hours.

Hoe Cakes

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix all and let set until milk is absorbed. Slowly add milk as needed to get to mixture able to roll into balls. Flatten to 1/4 inch thick circles. Fry in bacon grease or lard in cast iron skillet until golden brown.

Hot Toddy

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon

In a warmed mug combine water, honey and stir to dissolve the honey. Then add the lemon juice and bourbon and stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.