Monday, November 1, 2010

Anikayosvhi Tsuya

Recently, the God received an entire crate of beans from a farmer at the market.  In receiving this, he requested 1001 string bean recipes precisely.  I do not have 1001, I have 99, however this 1 traditional Cherokee recipe came to mind.  Anikayosvhi Tsuya, commonly known as Leather Breeches and/or Leather Britches was a way to dry beans and store them for use at a later date using THE SUN...not those nasty preservatives.

1 pound fresh green beans, washed 
2 quarts water 
2 teaspoons salt 
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 
heavy thread 
darning needle

Snap the ends off the beans and string on heavy thread with a needle.  Hang in a sunny place to dry for about 2 months. 
To cook:  Soak beans for 1 hour in 2 quarts of water.  Add salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours, adding more water as needed.

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