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Here's a recipe that I like that has bacon in it. I made it once in Memphis for Thanksgiving and it was WOW! Then I made it once in [other city] and it was so-so. Maybe it needs the Southern humidity....?
Green Beans Y'all Won't Believe
(Adapted from the recipe book "A Sterling Collection: The Best of the Junior League of Memphis")
1 ½ - 2 lb. fresh green beans (or can use canned or frozen)
10 slices bacon
6 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons vinegar
¼ - ½ cup toasted slivered almond
Remove both ends of beans, break in half, and wash thoroughly.
Place in a large pot and add water 3 to 4 inches from the top. Cook until tender.
Drain beans and set aside.
In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp.
Remove bacon, drain and crumble reserving drippings in skillet.
Stir sugar and vinegar into drippings and heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
In a 1 ½ quart casserole, layer half of the beans, half of the bacon and half of the almonds.
Pour dripping mixture over all and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until heated through.
I don't know about all y'all, but this sounds really good to me!