Carmelized Green Beans

I got this recipe from Ourbestbites.com 

  • 1 lb. (actually, just a little bit more)…maybe 1 1/8 lb.) fresh green beans
    1/2 lb. bacon
    1/2 red onion, sliced
    3-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
    olive oil
    2 Tbsp. sugar
    2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
    Lots of freshly-ground pepper

Begin frying the bacon in a large skillet. Start boiling a large pot of water. Place beans in a colander and rinse them well. Then snap the ends off and snap them in half.

Prepare the sauce by mixing sugar, soy sauce, and salt in a small bowl.  Make sure your onions are sliced, garlic is pressed (or minced).

Remove bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel. If you feel like it, you can crumble it now or wait until it’s cooled off a little. Pour bacon drippings out of pan (use an empty tin can like an OJ can).  Return a couple tablespoons of bacon drippings to the pan. Otherwise, just use some olive oil and heat pan to medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add onions and garlic. Give them a quick stir and then add beans to boiling water. Place colander in a clean sink. Boil for one minute; you’re not cooking them until they’re done, just blanching them to take the edge off. Meanwhile, stir the onions and garlic so they don’t scorch. After one minute, drain beans in the colander in the sink.  Once beans have been drained, add them to the onions and garlic. Stir fry 2-3 more minutes.  Give your sauce a quick stir and then pour on top of the beans. Keep stir-frying until the beans get kind of glazy for another 2 minutes.

Add crumbled bacon and lots of freshly-ground pepper to the beans. Keep stir frying until the sauce sticks to the beans and the bacon. Transfer to a serving dish and allow to stand a few minutes so the beans cool down a bit and the glaze thickens up a little.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s