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  • 1 1/2 pounds - fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 ounces - pancetta OR bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 - large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoons - salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons - black pepper
  • Directions:

    1. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and prepare a large bowl of ice and cold water. Cook green beans in boiling water just until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. When chilled, drain well (do this part up to a day ahead and store in fridge in airtight container lined with paper towels until ready to use).

    2. Cook pancetta or bacon in a very large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate, reserving drippings in skillet. Reduce heat to medium, stir shallot into drippings, and cook, stirring, until dark golden brown, about 10 minutes (add a little oil to the skillet, if needed, to prevent shallots from sticking).

    3. Add pancetta and green beans and cook, tossing, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve hot or at room temperature.

    Brief Description

    Green beans cooked with caramelized shallot and Italian pancetta.

    Main Ingredient:

    green beans

    Category:  Vegetables

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 25 min


    Per 1 cup serving: 91 cal, 4.3 g fat, 4.9 g pro, 10.2 g carb, 3.5 g fiber, 283 mg sodium, 5 mg chol.



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    December 2, 2015

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