Monday, January 22, 2007

Green Beans Almondine


1/2 lb bacon
1 c slivered almonds
3/4 c chopped onions
2 pkg fresh young green beans (whole)
salt and pepper to taste

Snap beans to remove the tips. Wash and set aside. Put bacon in a skillet and fry until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, break in 1/4 inch pieces. Drain on a paper towel. Pour off fat from skillet all but 1 tbs. Saute onion and almonds. Add green beans and stir fry until beans are cooked (about 5 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste. Put in serving bowl and top with bacon bits.


Substitute bacon with butter. Melt butter in a pan, add onions and almonds. Blanch green beans separately and allow to cool. Saute onion and almonds with butter in a skillet. Stir in the green beans and season with salt and pepper.

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