This is my absolute favorite way to prepare green beans.
Green Beans with Frizzled Shallots & Walnuts:
1 lb. of green beans, trimmed
2 large shallots, sliced thin
handful of walnuts
salt & pepper
I cook my beans for 5 minutes in salted boiling water, then run them under really cold water to stop the cooking process.
My father in law likes his beans a bit mushy, so he will always complain that they are not cooked enough for him.
He has never heard the word "al dente". Hey, to each his own. Cook them less or longer if you like.
In a heavy skillet, heat olive oil and saute the sliced shallots for a few minutes, moving them around with a wooden spoon until nice and crisp.
Add your green beans and walnuts to the pan and a little more olive oil and cook for another minute or so.
Taste and season with salt and pepper.
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