"Fresh green beans with sweet caramelized shallots and savory Italian pancetta take vegetables to a whole new level." — Eve
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1 1/2 pounds
fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
coarsely chopped pancetta
shallot, thinly sliced
salt and black pepper to taste
As an Italian quite familiar with pancetta, I have to say I much prefer bacon! So it was bacon I used in this recipe rather than pancetta. Low and slow heat caramelizes the shallots and that mixture onto the beans (I used the more delicate haricots verts) made for a richly flavored, beautifully elegant side dish. That's saying a lot for the humble green bean! The caramelized shallots and the bacon stood on their own and needed no garlic or other seasonings beyond the salt and pepper. Nice.
Very good, but not great.
This was great, and very easy to prepare. I reckon it could do with some extra pancetta, but other than that it's perfect. Oh, I also omitted the addl salt as it was not needed, just seasoned with pepper.
I love this great simple recipe.
I added a spash of Balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp of chopped garlic.
the addition of pecans cooked with the shallots would be awesome.
Excellent! Simple and delicious. Followed the recipe except I used bacon in place of the pancetta. The slightly smoked bacon and caramelized shallots together with the fresh beans is perfect. Everyone commented that they would like to have this again. Thanks for sharing!
This is a very good recipe, I added a clove of minced garlic in with the shallots. Yummy!
VERY VERY GOOD! Made for our small group and it was a HUGE HIT! Very easy and when you group the instructions together, ex: cook the bacon the same time as boiling the beans, it goes VERY quick.
Very delicious side dish! I decided to use bacon instead of pancetta since I had it on hand. I used frozen green beans, let them thaw before cooking. I came out great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Savory Green Beans
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 58
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