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                     Butter Beans with Ham Bone and Okra
  
  Recipe By     : Sylvia Woods of the World Famous Sylvia’s Restaurant (NYC)
  Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
  Categories    : Beans                            Ethnic
                  Soul Food
  
    Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
  --------  ------------  --------------------------------
     1      meaty         ham bones
                          or 3 large ham hocks
     3      cups          water
     1 1/2  pounds        butter beans -- fresh 
                          or 2 16-oz cans of butter beans -- drained
     2      tablespoons   vegetable shortening -- solid
     1      tablespoon    sugar
       1/2  pound         okra -- washed and thinly
                           -- sliced
     1      tablespoon    salt
     2      teaspoons     freshly ground black pepper
  
   1.  Put the ham bone and water in a large saucepan.  Cover and heat to boiling.
  Reduce the heat to simmering and cook, covered, 45 minutes.  Remove the ham
 bone from the saucepan.  Remove the meat from the bone, finely shred it. and
 return both meat and bone to the pan.
  
   2.  Wash the butter beans and add them to the saucepan.  Heat to simmering,
 stir in the remaining ingredients, and simmer until the beans and okra are
 tender, about 25 minutes (or less for canned beans)  Discard the ham bone and
 serve the beans hot.
  
  
  
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   Per serving: 309 Calories; 6g Fat (18% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 46g
 Carbohydrate; 14mg Cholesterol; 864mg Sodium
  
   NOTES : If you find yourself with a leftover bone from a baked ham, it’s just
 the excuse you need to prepare this fine dish of beans and okra.