||BAKED BEANS, OLD-FASHIONED
recipe is one from the Madawaska Historial Society's REUNION FAMILIES'
FAVORITE RECIPES. Copies of the cookbook may be ordered directly from
the Historical Society, Madawaska, Maine 04756. This recipe is a Cyr Family
Reunion recipe which comes from Germaine Pelletier Cyr.
1 lb navy
or small white pea beans
1/4 lb salt
1 tsp dry
pepper to taste
over and wash the beans. soak overnight in a good size bowl (they swell
with water). Next morning, empty in a cast-iron skillet and parboil until
skins appear on the surface of the water. Remove from skillet and place
a layer of beans on bottom of pot. Add onion. Add another layer. Cut through
the pork and place on beans. Put the rest of the beans in pot and cover
with salt, pepper, mustard, molasses and the last piece of pork. Pour warm
water to cover over the beans. Cover tightly and cook in a 300 degree over
for 6 hours, checking often to add more water if dry. Yields 6 servings.
Serve with ployes or hot rolls.