Hodge Podge – A Nova Scotian Classic
While hodge podge can mean a combination of any number of things, here in Nova Scotia it means supper is on. This traditional local dish is a delightful way to incorporate fresh seasonal ingredients for a simple-to-make but delicious one-pot meal. This recipe combines beans, carrots and peas, but the beauty of the dish is its ability to adapt to what’s fresh and seasonal.
|1 cup||green beans, ends trimmed|
|1 cup||yellow beans, ends trimmed|
|1 cup||fresh peas, shelled|
|10||baby carrots, halved|
|4||potatoes, cut into chunks|
|1/2 cup||heavy cream|
|1/2 cup||whole milk|
- Place beans, peas, carrots and milk to a medium-sized pot. Season with salt and pepper and then bring to a boil.
- After it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer, checking often.
- Add the potatoes, butter and cream. Simmer for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
- Taste and then season with more salt and pepper, if desired.
Recipe Provided by:
Habour City Bar & Grill, Delta Halifax Hotel
Perry Jackson Photography