Green Beans with Almonds

Green Beans with Almonds

Green Beans with Almonds is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
These simply prepared beans put a touch of bright color on an autumn buffet. Look for young Blue Lake beans or slender French haricots verts.

Ingredients:

  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • 2 lb. (1 kg) slender green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz./75g) slivered blanched almonds
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

Fill a large pot three-fourths full of lightly salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander, rinse with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. (The beans can be prepared up to this point 1 day in advance, covered tightly and refrigerated until ready to use.)

In a large fry pan over medium heat, toast the almonds, stirring continuously, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

In the same pan over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the shallots and sauté until translucent and beginning to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and stir in the beans. Sauté, stirring continuously, until heated through and beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley and almonds. Transfer to a warmed serving bowl and serve immediately. Serves 8 to 10.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma, Entertaining, by George Dolese (Oxmoor House, 2004).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Holiday Side Dish I have made these several times for family Holiday parties and each time they have been a big hit. Would highly recommend even if just for a normal week night meal!
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Easy Vegetable Side Dish I first cooked this dish last Thanksgiving where I prepped the beans the night before. Doing that makes the whole dish so easy. We've enjoyed this recipe many times since - quick, simple and ready in 10 minutes - what's not to like?!
Date published: 2012-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from basic green bean recipe I wasn't overly impressed with these beans. They were okay. I like my own green bean recipe way more.
Date published: 2012-05-01
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