Haricots Verts With Carmelized Shallots

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by breezermom

I love the tiny little green beans I can find packaged in some grocery stores labeled haricots verts! I can just eat them like candy, but they are even better cooked this way!

Top Review by LifeIsGood

Excellent! I could have eaten these for my entire dinner. This recipe is going straight into my best of the best file. I halved the recipe and didn't weigh my shallots..just went by eye. Also, I sliced my shallots instead of just halving them. As a consequence, they didn't need as long to caramalize. I'm fighting the urge to make these right now for breakfast! Made for ZWT 8 France region. Merci!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the green beans in boiling salted water to cover 3 to 4 minutes, or until crisp tender. Drain. Plunge the beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.
  2. Melt the butter and brown sugar with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and saute 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add vinegar, and saute 10 minutes or until the shallots are golden brown and tender.
  3. Increase the heat to medium-high; add the green beans. Saute 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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