Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a former writer and contributor at Ordinary Times.

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  1. Sam says:

    This is a wildly different succotash than I’m familiar with and you’ve piqued my interest. The one that I ate as a kid always had just lima beans and corn, and the broth was actually a cream/butter/milk thing. I was occasionally babysat by a woman in her 80s and she made it for me – it was a master’s work. Long live Ina Jaffe.

    Also: thanks for posting this.Report

    • Mike Dwyer in reply to Sam says:


      I’m not surprised that the recipe you grew up with was different. There are so many variations on this dish. From the little bit of research i did before writing the post it appears that lima beans are the most universal ingredient but even then some people don’t use them. When I was a kid we had a relative that would mix corn and green beans and call is succotash.Report

  2. Michelle says:

    I never knew ham broth existed. Unfortunately, I doubt there’s enough ham broth in the world to render lima beans edible to me.Report

  3. North says:

    Do you use fresh corn, canned corn or frozen corn for your corn component?Report

  4. Damon says:

    I like succotash, although it’s a bit heavy on the carbos for me, but I’ve recently read about “charred corn”, and I made that. It too is heavy on carbos but, well it’s got cream in it and bacon.

    I wasn’t aware of the ham base stuff. Is this a southern thing? As a good southern boy, I’d be ashamed to admit I was unaware of it. This recipie looks quite good. Might have to try it.Report

  5. Kim says:

    Those lima beans… frozen? Canned? dried?Report

  6. Angela says:

    Can you give any lima bean substitutions?

    From my childhood:
    With fork in hand and tongue in cheek, my eyes projecting hate
    I glower at the lima beans remaining on my plate.
    Oh! hideous lima bean obscene, awash in salt in butter
    My stomach turns, my psyche churns with thoughts I dare not utter.
    But there you sit. And I must eat. Although I feel mistreated,
    There’s one thing worse than lima beans– It’s lima beans reheated.Report

  7. Pinky says:

    That’s a great looking picture, and an interesting recipe.Report