Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Green Beans with Caramelized ShallotsRecipe
Oxmoor House
Crisp-tender green beans are given a lift of sweet, smoky flavor with the addition of caramelized shallots.


Makes 8 to 10 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


2 pounds haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound shallots, halved lengthwise and peeled
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

2. Melt butter and brown sugar with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and sauté 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, add vinegar, and sauté 10 minutes or until shallots are golden brown and tender.

3. Increase heat to medium-high; add green beans, and sauté 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.