It requires one pound of dried navy beans (unsoaked, that’s important, unsoaked albeit you should rinse them), a cup of chopped ham ( bonus if you got a bone), one diced onion, one chopped small carrot and two packets of chicken bullion.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a gallon pot, and sauté the carrot, onion and ham until the veggies are soft. Add the beans and the bone if you have one and fill the pot. Season generously with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Add the bullion and then let simmer for a few hours until the beans are soft. It’s even better the next day.
Sandwiches make a good side but we had fried green tomatoes as the tomatoes are still being found in our garden.
We made the tradition coating of flour, egg and breadcrumbs with salt and pepper added to the flour. We fried them in butter.