Savory Green Beans

Savory Green Beans

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"Fresh green beans with sweet caramelized shallots and savory Italian pancetta take vegetables to a whole new level."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 105 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and boil 3 to 4 minutes until just tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge into ice water. Allow to sit in ice water until cold, then drain well, and set aside.
  2. Cook pancetta in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, then set aside. Reduce heat to medium, stir shallots into the pancetta fat, and cook gently until the shallots have turned dark golden brown, about 10 minutes. Place pancetta and green beans in skillet; toss and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
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naples34102
8/10/2010

As an Italian quite familiar with pancetta, I have to say I much prefer bacon! So it was bacon I used in this recipe rather than pancetta. Low and slow heat caramelizes the shallots and that mixture onto the beans (I used the more delicate haricots verts) made for a richly flavored, beautifully elegant side dish. That's saying a lot for the humble green bean! The caramelized shallots and the bacon stood on their own and needed no garlic or other seasonings beyond the salt and pepper. Nice.

Emma
4/24/2008

This was great, and very easy to prepare. I reckon it could do with some extra pancetta, but other than that it's perfect. Oh, I also omitted the addl salt as it was not needed, just seasoned with pepper.

lisa marie
8/13/2007

I love this great simple recipe. I added a spash of Balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp of chopped garlic. the addition of pecans cooked with the shallots would be awesome.