Saturday, May 1, 2021

Green Beans Almondine #Recipe @PegCochran


Sometimes I feel like kickin' it old school, you know?  Recently I was making a rib roast for a special dinner and needed a vegetable to go with it.  I'd already settled on scalloped potatoes--another oldie but goodie--but I needed a green vegetable.  Green beans were looking quite good at the market so I bought a pound of those.  But how to prepare them?  I perused any number of recipes and then decided to go back to an old standby--green beans almondine.  They became a staple on menus back in the 1960s for a reason--they're good!

3 tablespoons butter, divided  

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/3 cup shallots minced

1 pound green beans   

salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional)


Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat.


Add the almonds to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.



Remove the almonds from the pan; wipe the pan clean with a paper towel.


Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan. Add the shallots and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender.



Add the green beans and 1 tablespoon of water to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until green beans are tender, about 4-5 minutes.


Stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper.


Sprinkle the reserved almonds over the green beans, along with the optional parsley.  



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  1. Just because it was popular "long ago" doesn't mean it isn't still worthy.
    Case in point.
    Green beans with almonds and shallots. A great combination.

  2. Hi Peg, Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables and this recipe looks easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!