"This is a fresh salty-sweet twist on the traditional holiday green beans. Almonds add a depth of new flavor and texture to this creative concoction." — Almond Board of California
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fresh green beans, trimmed
kosher salt, divided
whole natural almonds, roughly chopped
I just happened to have alot of fresh green beans that I wanted to cook when I came upon this tasty recipe. I broke up the brittle while it was still warm, which made it easier to seperate but as it cooled its was harder to brake up, next time I'll just chop it into smaller pieces and save my hands. love it!
I LOVED the flavor combination of the beans and the salty sweet almonds, but I seemed to have too much area that was brittle but no nuts and that was too hard to eat with the beans. Want to figure out a way to get that same flavor and the crunch of the nuts without the hardness of the brittle
Wow, I've been missing out all these years--roasting green beans is definitely the way to go! After reading the reviews, I decided to omit the brittle, but I still wanted the flavor, so after the beans were roasted, I tossed them with agave, then added the nuts (which I toasted in a dry skillet while the beans were roasting). I'm sure pure maple syrup would work as well. I used both almonds and pecans. The overall salty-sweet nutty flavor was just excellent!
Delicious! This was the first time that I roasted green beans... usually, I boil them... but from now on, I will always roast them. The almond brittle is a nice addition to the beans. My only problem is that I had a hard time trying to break it with my fingers. I guess I could have put it in a towel and smash it with a hammer, but I didn't want to ruin my countertops.
These were delicious! Next time the brittle should be crushed up more for my taste so I would chop the nuts finer. It was hard to get a piece of brittle and a green bean at the same time.
Made as a side to our Christmas Prime Rib, simply delicious, the almond brittle was easy to make and added a sweet/salty crunch.
This recipe is OUTSTANDING! My entire famliy loved it. A definite new favorite!
These are delicious and easy to make and really gives green beans a new and yummy twist!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Roasted Green Beans with Almond Brittle
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 86
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