Sunday, February 19, 2012

French Green Beans with Onions

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A simple side dish that goes well with beef steak is this green bean dish from Ina Garten. I read about this recipe in a magazine while waiting at a doctor's office last month as a simple alternative to the usual three bean salad for the Thanksgiving meal. I didn't get the exact recipe but it was easy to figure out how to make this dish since the steps were quite basic. Shallots were originally used in the recipe but I'm going to use regular onions.

French Green Beans with Onions

2 lbs French green beans
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp Herbes de Provence
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper 

1. In a large pot, boil 6-8 cups of water at medium heat. Season with about a
    tablespoon of salt and add the green beans.

2. Cook the beans until bright green, about 1-2 minutes. Remove the beans
    and transfer to an ice bath to shock the beans and set the color. Once
    cooled, fish out the beans and dry in a baking pan lined with paper towels.

3. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter with the olive oil at medium heat.
    Saute the onions and garlic until slightly browned. Season with salt and
    pepper. Add the Herbes de Provence and mix.

4. Add the beans and saute until heated through. Season with salt and
    pepper. Serve right away. An extra drizzling of olive oil is also a good way
    to finish this dish. 

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