Martini LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Mar 2005 27796 posts
re: White Beans in a Cast Iron Pot? (Posted on 4/19/13 at 12:33 pm to Poodlebrain)
I like a pinch of cinammon in my white beans and rosemary goes very well in them too.
If its next weekend buy a few ham hocks now and put in about a gallon of water, bring to a boil then reduce to simmer low for several hours. Remove hocks and cool. Pick meat from hocks, skim fat from stock and then use the stock for beans and add hock meat minus the fat.
MeridianDog Mississippi St. Fan Home on the range Member since Nov 2010 4683 posts
re: White Beans in a Cast Iron Pot? (Posted on 4/19/13 at 1:37 pm to Martini)
This sounds good to me. Honestly, I buy good ham and use it in my beans, because I like good ham. Add beans with about 4 times the water. Wait a while before adding salt but add ham right away. Add a little sugar and then when beans are pretty much done, add salt to taste.