Southern Green Beans with Prosciutto

When I first moved to the South, I wanted to try Southern Green Beans and it was absolutely delicious! I decided to add crispy oven-baked prosciutto instead of bacon. It’s the perfect combination of rich flavors that will leave you craving for more.

Southern Green Beans with Prosciutto, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022.
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What is Prosciutto?

The word prosciutto translates to “ham” in Italian. It’s 100% natural cured ham without any additives, preservatives, hormones, gluten or coloring agents. Prosciutto had been a popular dish in Italy for thousands of years. So, if you love bacon then you should try oven-baked prosciutto.

History of Prosciutto (c) Prosciutto Di Parma, 2022

Southern Green Beans with Prosciutto

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 oz prosciutto, about 6 slices
  • 2 lbs string beans either fresh or frozen, with ends trimmed
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • tabasco sauce, 2-3 drops
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place prosciutto slices on the parchment paper and make sure they don't overlap.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a bowl and let it cool down.
  • In a large frying pan over medium heat, add olive oil and chopped onions.
  • Cook onions until they are translucent.
  • Add the green beans, garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, and tabasco sauce. Stir gently to combine.
  • Cook for additional 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and cover with lid and reduce heat. Simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • In the meantime, blot the slices prosciutto with a paper towel. Chop the prosciutto into small pieces.
  • Place green beans on a serving dish and add the prosciutto.
Keyword Green Beans

Flavorful Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes

Nothing says The Holidays better than having some warm and flavorful herb roasted potatoes as a side dish. This side dish pairs well with any main dish or served alone.

Can you hear the sizzle? Flavorful Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2021
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I enjoy making these herb roasted baby potatoes in huge quantities and freezing any extras. Also, I love eating them in the morning with eggs whenever I need a power pack breakfast for a very long hike in the mountains.

Flavorful Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag of baby potatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F
  • Wash and cut potatoes half or quarter.
  • Pat the potatoes dry with paper towel.
  • Combine potatoes with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and drizzle extra olive oil.
  • Bake on the bottom rack for about 25 mins. or until fork-tender.