Savory Green Beans

Savory Green Beans

26 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Eve
Recipe by  Eve

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

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  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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Reviews (26)

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naples34102
29

naples34102

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
15

Emma

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
10

lisa marie

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.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 105 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 9.6 g
  • 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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