"Sauteed green beans, Lyon style." — Terri Pringle
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1 1/2 pounds
fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
red onion, sliced in rings
red wine vinegar
sea salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
freshly ground nutmeg to taste
finely minced fresh parsley
Really excellent - preparation time can be cut by cooking the beans ahead of time, plunging them into ice water, draining and wrapping in a clean cloth and refrigerating the day before. Then continue with the recipe just before serving. By the way I am no relation to the Terri Pringle who submitted the recipe even though we have the same last name!
I totally forgot to add the vinegar and nutmeg and I’m very glad I did. Not sure we would have found either appealing, especially given the rather hefty amount of vinegar called for. This was very good just with caramelizing the onions along with some fresh thyme and garlic.
Oh my, this recipe is my absolute favorite recipe for green beans EVER! While the green beans are boiling, I saute the garlic and red onions in butter, then add the thyme. I don't discard the garlic or let the garlic rest in the butter for 20 mins. Then I take the green beans right from the pot to the skillet and toss them in the garlic/butter/red onion/thyme, add the red wine vinegar and the salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste, and serve. I didn't have fresh parsley on hand so I omitted it. Heavenly!!
Keep to the cooking times exactly on this or you will risk soggy beans. I tread the line very closely, but they turned out very tasty!
My husband and I love those little green beans anyway, but this recipe makes them taste wonderful. We try to use the fresh herbs when we have them. Thanks -- we have already made this twice in one week!
These went over very well, and were good--but I don't know if they justify the time spent making them.
Well, this deffinetly takes a little longer then the usual side dishes I make, but it turned out very tasty. We did enjoy it :)
Five star recipe that allows the taste of fresh green beans to shine. Prepare green beans ahead as suggested by another cook for ease of preparation if you wish. If you have fresh thyme add to taste for an even more delicious flavour.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Haricots Verts Lyonnaise
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 148
** Calories from Fat: 80
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