Pick over beans to remove
any stones. Rinse and put in large pot with water.
Add, ham hocks, onions,
celery, garlic, bay leaf and a good dash of Tabasco and of Worcestershire
sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 - 1/1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Skim top every half hour.
Stir in sliced sausage.
Simmer for one hour and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove 1/3 of the beans
and puree in food mill or with food processor. Return to pot. Simmer another
1/2 hour or until beans are tender. Remove and discard ham hocks. You
may use any meat that clings to the hocks.
While beans are cooking,
whisk together parsley, scallions oil and vinegar.
When beans are done,
top with dressing and serve. It is best on white rice.
Serves: 6 - 8
recipe from www.inmamaskitchen.com
Contributor: Joe Kirkpatrick
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