Southern Green Beans and Red Potatoes

by Katie of :

2 hamhocks
one 3 pound bag of small red potatoes
one pound of fresh green beans, de-stemmed
one onion
2 cloves garlic
1 T salt
1 t. pepper

Place hamhocks in large pot, add in potatoes and cover with water.  Peel and smash garlic with side of knife and add into pot.  Add in salt and pepper and bring to simmer. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes.  De-stem green beans and chop onion.  After 15 minutes add both green beans and onion.  Mix up and return to simmer another 15 minutes.  Drain water off and serve in large bowl.