I did not have any shallots but added walnuts and a lot more lemon juice than the recipe calls for. This was even better as leftovers after the beans had a chance to soak in more of the lemon.
I made this recipe a while back last year, Thanksgiving 2012. I was cleaning out my recipes and noticed I did not rate this whike I was deleting it. Hmm...remembered why I was sending it away. If you like bacon I think this may be a naughty recipe good for occasions like Thanksgiving. I have personally adopted a cleaner approach towards eating and found this dish to be very greasy. My not so health conscious guests did not like it for the same reason. If the vegetables in your area, for me the fertile grounds of Central Coast, California, are just good and fresh use the rest of the recipe omiting bacon. We like our beans al dente with almonds, salt & pepper, a bit of parm and lemon. It was different. I would rather save my calories and fat for other goodies like PIE!
I subbed turkey bacon for regular bacon which didn't generate much fat to cook the beans in so I lightly lined the pan with extra virgin olive oil before adding shallots. The beans were very crisp and it tasted great.
Very good! Something different to serve as part of the Thanksgiving meal. Easy, tasty, different.
This wasn't bad but I was disappointed. I expected the bacon to give the beans more flavor than it did.
This dish is always a hit with our extended family!
Great side. Easy and tasty!
I made this as a side dish with beef tenderloin and it was great! Made the green beans really nice. The bacon and onions add something special, and the texture turns out great putting them in the cold water.
I think I undercooked the beans, but anything with bacon is good.
Delicious! I have been trying to duplicate the method used by my mother. This isn't how she cooked them but, this is as close as I have ever been. Hers always came out sautee'd with a great bacon flavor. I didn't have any shallots on hand so I substituted with 1/4 t. garlic powder and 1/4 cup chopped green onions. I served these last night with Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Sautee'd Apples and had no leftovers. I will definitely use this again and again.
So easy! I used this as an alternative to green bean casserole for Thanksgiving. The shallots and cooking the beans in the bacon grease just makes them wonderful. It makes a difference to use beans as fresh as you can get them. YUM!