Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Crisp-tender green beans are given a lift of sweet, smoky flavor with the addition of caramelized shallots.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 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.
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