Sautéed Haricots Verts with Bacon Breadcrumbs

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Sautéed Haricots Verts with Bacon Breadcrumbs Recipe
Photo: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart


Slender haricots verts get delightfully browned and crisp in the pan. A bacon breadcrumb topper makes them an instant crowd-pleaser.

Serves 12 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


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3 (12-ounce) packages haricots verts (French green beans), trimmed
1 (1-ounce) slice sourdough bread, torn into pieces
2 ounces thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Hands-on: 17 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

1. Place haricots verts in a saucepan of boiling water; cook 4 minutes. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain.

2. Place bread in a mini food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon to a small bowl with a slotted spoon. Add breadcrumbs to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add breadcrumb mixture to bacon. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add haricots verts; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture, salt, and pepper.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 65
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1.8 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 137 mg
Calcium 33 mg