Here is my grandmother's recipe for Kentucky Wonders and New Potatoes:
(I can't seem to find Kentucky Wonder beans in the store these days, but any green beans in the produce department will work.)
2 lbs. of raw green beans
6 or so new potatoes
2-3 strips of bacon
1 small onion, chopped
First, put on a full teapot of water to boil. (Or however you can get a lot of water up to the boil.)
Meanwhile, string and snap green beans. (Or trim ends with a knife and cut into pieces.)
Cut up the bacon and place in a 6 qt. pan.
After the bacon is mostly browned, put in the chopped onion and sauté until clear.
Add the green beans to the pot and enough boiling water to cover them.
Simmer for 45 minutes.
While the beans are simmering, peel and chop up the new potatoes into quarters or eighths.
After the 45 minutes is over, add the potatoes to the pot.
Cook 25 more minutes or until done. (until the potatoes are fork-tender)
These are great for making the day before and re-heating them the next day to serve.
You know, for a dinner party or for the holidays! :)