Cherokee Succotash


2 lbs 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 hocks
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 fresh corn, ham hocks, salt, pepper and onions. Reduce heat and cook for 1 hour on a low heat.

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