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Old 04-28-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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A succotash recipe from my antique, out of print cookbook find

I altered this recipe to what I had on hand. I also believe that it can be "veganised". It is VERY important that you buy the green lima beans from the frozen vegetable section. Otherwise you won't get the same result and a much inferior dish. The recipe is meant for fresh vegetables but I have yet to find fresh green lima beans.

Lima Bean And Corn Succotash

2 cups lima beans (I used two packages frozen green lima beans)
1 T sugar
1 t pepper (I used black)
3 T butter (a vegan substitute can be made here)
3 cups raw corn kernels (about two drained cans or two regular frozen packs) I used canned bc that's what I had available. I think fresh cut or frozen would be tastier.
1 t salt (I prefer sea salt)
1/4 c milk or cream (I used 2% milk bc that's what I had on hand but next time I'll use whole milk). A vegan substitute can be made here
1 t grated onion or onion juice. I used dry onion powder. NOT onion salt.

Combine ingredients in a sauce pan. Let simmer slowly 20 minutes and serve. Yields six servings as a side dish but I think it's good enough for a main dish.

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Old 04-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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I altered this recipe to what I had on hand. I also believe that it can be "veganised". It is VERY important that you buy the green lima beans from the frozen vegetable section. Otherwise you won't get the same result and a much inferior dish. The recipe is meant for fresh vegetables but I have yet to find fresh green lima beans.

Lima Bean And Corn Succotash

2 cups lima beans (I used two packages frozen green lima beans)
1 T sugar
1 t pepper (I used black)
3 T butter (a vegan substitute can be made here)
3 cups raw corn kernels (about two drained cans or two regular frozen packs) I used canned bc that's what I had available. I think fresh cut or frozen would be tastier.
1 t salt (I prefer sea salt)
1/4 c milk or cream (I used 2% milk bc that's what I had on hand but next time I'll use whole milk). A vegan substitute can be made here
1 t grated onion or onion juice. I used dry onion powder. NOT onion salt.

Combine ingredients in a sauce pan. Let simmer slowly 20 minutes and serve. Yields six servings as a side dish but I think it's good enough for a main dish.
I'm going to save this and try it. I've had several dishes of succotash in my time and never took to it but this sounds a bit more interesting.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:40 PM   #3
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I promise you, it's definately worth a try.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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I'm going to save this and try it. I've had several dishes of succotash in my time and never took to it but this sounds a bit more interesting.
The secret to a great succotash is baby lima beans. Not the regular size ones. My mother used to make it and I wasn't very fond of it. Then a neighbor in Washington made it with the baby lima beans and I fell in love with it.
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You are most certainly correct. Otherwise they're dry and tasteless.
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You are most certainly correct. Otherwise they're dry and tasteless.

And don't try to rehydrate the dried ones. No matter how small they are. They are gross. The only thing they are good for is in a soup that has been cooked for a looong time after they have been rehydrated.
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Brings back memories of when I was very young and my brother and I would go to Grandma's for dinner on an occasional Saturday night, when our parents went out. I loved succotash - my brother, not so much. I never thought of making creamed succotash. I do like baby lima beans. Thank you for sharing, fairygirl.
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I tried dried limas once, ONCE. lol
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Yw CherylJ. 😉
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I tried dried limas once, ONCE. lol
The only thing they are REALLY good for is a science project for small kids. Take a dried bean, place it in an empty clean jar on a pile of wet paper towels. Then watch it start to bloom in a couple of days. When it gets big enough, plant it outside. You can either let it then go to seed or pick them when they are babies.
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A succotash recipe from my antique, out of print cookbook find I altered this recipe to what I had on hand. I also believe that it can be "veganised". It is VERY important that you buy the green lima beans from the frozen vegetable section. Otherwise you won't get the same result and a much inferior dish. The recipe is meant for fresh vegetables but I have yet to find fresh green lima beans. Lima Bean And Corn Succotash 2 cups lima beans (I used two packages frozen green lima beans) 1 T sugar 1 t pepper (I used black) 3 T butter (a vegan substitute can be made here) 3 cups raw corn kernels (about two drained cans or two regular frozen packs) I used canned bc that's what I had available. I think fresh cut or frozen would be tastier. 1 t salt (I prefer sea salt) 1/4 c milk or cream (I used 2% milk bc that's what I had on hand but next time I'll use whole milk). A vegan substitute can be made here 1 t grated onion or onion juice. I used dry onion powder. NOT onion salt. Combine ingredients in a sauce pan. Let simmer slowly 20 minutes and serve. Yields six servings as a side dish but I think it's good enough for a main dish. 3 stars 1 reviews
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