Balsamic Green Beans

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I love any and all green vegetables especially with a balsamic drizzle. This dish has both of those things along with shallots and bacon. It’s a very easy dish to make with great flavor to please any crowd. The original recipe calls for almonds and I completely forgot to add them yesterday so I am going to post the recipe with almonds in the ingredients so next time I make it I will add almonds. Original recipe found at myrecipes.com

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

– 2 lbs of fresh green beans

– 6 large shallots

– Cooking oil (I used canola the recipe calls for vegetable.)

– 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

– 1 tbsp light brown sugar

– 3 tbsp butter

– salt and pepper to taste

– 1/2 cup almonds chopped and lightly salted

– 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (about 5 slices)

Directions:

1.) Cook the green beans in a boiling pot of salted water for 3-4 minutes (until crisp-tender) Drain and plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process.

2.) Cut shallots crosswise into thin slices. Separate rings. Pour oil to 1-in depth and heat over medium-high heat. Fry shallots for 1-2 minutes or until crisp. (Do this in batches not all at once. Safety first!) Remove from oil and drain shallots on paper towels. 

3.) Cook vinegar and sugar in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes. Stir often.

4.)Stir in butter until blended. Add the beans and saute for 5 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. 

5.) Top with shallots, almonds, and bacon

6.) Serve immediately

*Original recipe found at myrecipes.com

**Photo original taken by me

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