Simpatico: Sauteed Green Beans


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Sauteed Green Beans

I am blessed now with my new house to have a garden. VERY blessed as the old owner's garden is still here and I can have anything I want from it as long as they were allowed to come back and harvest through the summer. Duh, yeah!!! Squeeee!!

French Green Beans. There is nothing that makes my mouth water like sauteed green beans, and to have them fresh from the garden to my skillet then plate? Heavenly.

This is my grandmother's recipe. I actually had no set recipe for it, as most of the grandmother recipes are usually just watch and learn things, so I had to figure out what I did with my last recipe. I would always just adjust depending on how many green beans I had purchased at the store.

I am just looking at the picture and thinking Oo omg what a huge plate of food. :D Don't be hating on me! I was hungry! The other sides to my lovely green beans was crock pot chicken cordon bleu and some left over red potatoes from my low country boil.

Sauteed Green Beans
1 pound French Green Beans (haricot vert for those who want to know)
1 small shallot, chopped VERY finely
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped very finely
4 tbsp butter or margarine
White Pepper
4 strips of bacon, fried crisp and crumbled, for garnish

Clean your beans thoroughly in fresh water and remove any bad spots as well as nip the tips off. Cook in a pot of lightly salted, boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Immediately remove from heat, drain in a colander and shock in ice-cold water, drain and set aside.

In a large saute pan over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine until bubbling but not browned. Add the shallot and garlic, and saute until softened, about 30-45 seconds. Add the beans and toss a couple of times. Add the salt and pepper and continue to saute until all is hot throughout. Serve immediately with a crumbled bacon garnish.


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