St.Mary’s County Fair

Well it is fair time again and once again I entered.This year I entered 2 items this year. I entered my seedless Blackberry Jelly and my 3 Bean Salad.
To my surprise after seeing so many entries for the dilly bean,pickle and the jelly catorgories I thought for sure I didn’t have a snow balls chance in heck of placing on either one. But to my surprise I took 3rd place for my 3 Bean Salad. Recipe follows.

Patti’s 3 Bean Salad:

1 pound fresh green beans,washed and tips removed par boiled
1 pound fresh yellow beans, washed and tips removed par boiled
1 can (about 16 ounces) red kidney beans, drained
1 cup thinnly sliced purple onion
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed

Rinse kidney beans; drain. Combine beans, green pepper, and sliced onion. whisk together remaining ingredients; pour over bean mixture. Toss three bean salad well and chill for at least 4 hours( I usually make mine at least 24 hours in advance). Store three bean salad in refrigerator.

Give this recipe a try and let me know what ya’ll think.