Green Beans With Caramelized Shallots

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

from Bon Appetit magazine, December 2006.


  1. Cook beans in boiling salted water until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well.
  2. Cut off and discard ends from shallots. Cut shallots lengthwise in half, then remove peel with paring knife.
  3. Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saute 1 minute.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; saute until shallots are browned and tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the green beans, mix together, and heat through. Serve.
  6. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover loosely with foil and let stand at room temperature.
Most Helpful

Yum! these were great! A really simple way to make greenbeans with lots of flavor. I didn't have any shallots so I subsituted pearl onions which were absoltely delicious. Made for the zaar chef alphabet soup tag game.

sofie-a-toast November 24, 2010

We loved this! I did cut the shallots again in the pan while cooking to make quarters. Otherwise I made as posted. These have a nice crisp and smoking taste to it. Thanks for posting. :)

teresas February 19, 2009