Samp and Beans with Smoked Pork Lard

Samp and Beans Recipe
Samp and beans, a beloved dish of dried, hominy-like corn and beans.Crookes and Jackson

Samp and beans, a slow-braised dish of dried and often coarsely ground hominy with white beans, is a local staple in the rural communities of South Africa and a popular alternative to rice or potatoes at a braai. Andy Fenner, of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants, renders his own smoked lard—a byproduct of smoking hams and bacon throughout the day—but at home, you can collect and use bacon drippings to the same effect. To amp up the porky flavors even more, crumble some crispy bacon into the final dish.