Green Beans Almondine

This recipe is best with unsplit string beans, but make sure to use the tenderest beans you can find.

Green Beans Almondine
This recipe is best with unsplit string beans, but make sure to use the tenderest beans you can find.
Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. string beans
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook 2 lbs trimmed string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 3-8 minutes, depending on tenderness of beans desired. Drain; let cool in a large bowl of ice water. Drain; pat dry, and set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add 1 cup slivered almonds and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until almonds are golden, 2-3 minutes. Add 3 chopped peeled shallots and cook, stirring often, until translucent, about 1 minute.
  3. Add beans, tossing to coat, and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.