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Green Beans and Bacon

Updated on December 23, 2011

Green Beans and Bacon

There is nothing better than crisp lardons of bacon nestling between slim french green beans, to me this treat is a welcome treasure. Bacon just adds so much flavor to any thing you are cooking, and the smell alone is something that makes you want to eat more.

Now let me tell you when cooking your green beans you can other textures such as fava beans or even a few peas, no matter how you fix your grean beans they are great tasting and good for you, but if you don't have a favorite way to cook green beans then try this recipe you will love it.

Green Beans and Bacon


3 ounces slab bacon, or 3 thick slices, finely diced

2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped

5 tablespoons white wine

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Sea salt, black pepper

1 pound thin green beans, topped and tailed

Bring a large pan salted water to the boil. In the meantime, heat the bacon in a small skillet over a medium heat until the fat 6-8 minutes until crisp and golden, stirring occasionally and adding the shallots a few minutes before the end. Add the wine and simmer until it has all but evaporated, then whisk in the butter and season.

Add the beans to the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender, then drain them in a strainer, Return the beans to the pan, add the contents of the skillet, and toss. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy.


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