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Recipe in Pictures

Succotash

My wife hated succotash as a kid, but this version using fresh corn got two thumbs up. Take care because some frozen lima beans will have added salt. Check the package before buying.

Here's the recipe for Succotash without the pictures (and here's the Low Sodium Succotash). You can print the recipe by clicking the print icon at the top of the right-hand column. Be sure to turn off any popup blockers, as it opens in a new window.

First, assemble the ingredients.

Ingredients for Succotash

Left to right, top: salt, pepper, frozen lima beans, butter. Bottom: corn.

  • Cut the ear of corn in half. Cut the ear of corn in half.
  • Place the ear of corn on a cutting board cut side down. Place the ear of corn on a cutting board cut side down.
  • Using a sharp knife, Using a sharp knife,
  • cut the kernels from the cob. cut the kernels from the cob.
  • Place the corn in a pan, Place the corn in a pan,
  • and add the water. and add the water.
  • Add the salt. Add the salt.
  • Add the pepper. Bring the water to a simmer. Add the pepper. Bring the water to a simmer.
  • Cook, uncovered, 7-10 minutes until the water is almost completely evaporated. Cook, uncovered, 7-10 minutes until the water is almost completely evaporated.
  • Add the lima beans, Add the lima beans,
  • and stir. and stir.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Adjust the heat so the corn does not burn. Adjust the heat so the corn does not burn.
  • When the water is almost completely evaporated, When the water is almost completely evaporated,
  • add the butter. add the butter.
  • Stir until the butter is melted, Stir until the butter is melted,
  • then serve. then serve.