Green Beans With Bacon and Shallots

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2 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
8 bacon slices, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2/3 cup finely chopped shallots (about 4 large)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Cook beans in boiling salted water 9 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

2. Cook chopped bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Add 1 Tbsp. butter to hot drippings in skillet over medium heat; add chopped shallots, and sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add beans; sauté 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper, and bacon.


Marlene McDonald, Sanford, North Carolina,

July 2006
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