My Favorite Green Bean Recipe


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
olive oil

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.

Serve immediately.

.......and if you haven't made my recipe for the Best Herb Roasted Turkey Breast yet, what are you waiting for?


Ciao Chow Linda said…
This is an updated, fresher version of the old green bean casserole with those canned, fried onion rings. Your version is so much better.
The JR said…
Now that does look like a very good favorite recipe.

I'll have to look for some green beans when I shop today.
I love frizzled shallots, and you do make the best herb roasted turkey!
kat said…
Mushy beans? Ewwww. He probably likes the canned ones too.
Foodiewife said…
We were separated at birth. This is one of my favorite meals of all time. We make our green beans the same-- and I make herb roasted turkey breast year-round. I agree-- buy top quality turkey only. Fortunately, I can get Diestel free-range turkey and it's worth the price. My craving has been switched on, thanks to you!
lisa is cooking said…
I cook my green beans for exactly five minutes too! The walnuts sound great with them.
Bob said…
Squishy beans are a crime against nature. Those look awesome though and I love the phrase "frizzled shallots" :D
Jen_from_NJ said…
I'm sure that this will be my new favorite green bean recipe. Frizzled shallots = delicious!
Dana said…
Shallots and green beans are a natural fit. So yummy!
Alexa said…
Your green beans look great. I will try this recipe next time I make some.
Happy Holidays Stacey!
Melbourne Girl said…
Stacey, these look delicious. I've got a herd of people coming for dinner saturday night and was wondering what "greens" to serve. You've just solved my problem.
Thanks...again for your great recipes.
Happy Holidays

cookeaze said…
Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will try this one. I love Green Beans too and this one is so perfect.