Obviously, I start with nice and fresh green beans. Trim the stem end and rinse them well.
In a large skillet or pan, melt 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat (I keep my bacon drippings in a jar in the fridge for just this purpose)over medium heat.
Next slice lardons of some sort of pork product - bacon, fat back or I used smoked pork jowl for this tutorial.
Render off the fat from the pork until the lardons are crispy and look like this.
Then I add in some onion flakes about 1 Tablespoon (yes you can use fresh, but I like the intense flavor of the flakes).
Reduce the heat to low and add in 1 teaspoon of pepper.
Add in the green beans and give everything a good toss, coating the beans in the all the pot liquor.
Then I add in 1 cup of water.
Put the lid on and let it simmer on low for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally until the beans are tender.
Serve them up with your favorite meat and taters and enjoy.
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