Snap of the ends of beans. Snap into 1 to 2 inch pieces (if desired)
Wash beans in a colander and transfer to a large pot.
Rinse fatback or streak-o-lean and add to pot with salt, pepper, and enough water to cover by 2 inches.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer beans for about an hour.
Wash the potatos and peel a strip of skin from around the center of each potato.
After the beans have cooked for an hour, add the potatoes and stir. Check the water - you may need to add more at this point.
Cover and cook for about 30 more minutes or until potatoes are tender.
After 30 minutes test potatoes and adjust seaonings.
To serve pour beans, potatoes, and juice into a large serving bowl.