Fresh Green Beans with Bacon and Sliced Almonds Recipe
This quick and easy recipe for green beans combines steaming and a quick saute for ultimate flavor while still retaining nutrients.
- ¼ pound (4 slices) Bacon
- 1 ¼ pounds fresh Green Beans , rinsed and ends trimmed
- 1 large Shallot , peeled and diced
- ¼ cup Sliced Almonds
- Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until done but not crisp. Remove the bacon to drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 teaspoons of the bacon fat in the pan and discard the rest. Chop or break bacon into small pieces.
While the bacon is cooking, steam the prepared green beans using a steamer or steamer basket, until almost fully cooked 3-4 minutes (taste to test). Note: they will complete cooking when sautéed and to retain firmness they should not steam until fully done. Remove beans from the steamer.
Over medium-high heat add the diced shallots to the skillet with the bacon fat and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the green beans and sauté to coat and heat through. Toss in bacon and sliced almonds; remove from heat and serve immediately.
Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.3mg