2 lb fresh or dry Lima beans (baby limas are best)
3 cups fresh corn cut from cob
4-6 onions (wild or pearl)
salt to taste
2 tbs melted bacon fat
2 pieces smoked ham hock
3 qts water pepper to taste (optional)
Soak beans, if using dry ones, for 3-4 hours. Bring the water to a boil then add the beans. Cook at a moderate boil for 10 minutes then add the corn, ham hocks, salt & pepper, and onions. Reduce heat and cook for 1 hour on a low heat.