Green Beans With Caramelized Shallots

"from Bon Appetit magazine, December 2006."
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  • Cook beans in boiling salted water until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well.
  • Cut off and discard ends from shallots. Cut shallots lengthwise in half, then remove peel with paring knife.
  • Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saute 1 minute.
  • 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.
  • Add the green beans, mix together, and heat through. Serve.
  • DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover loosely with foil and let stand at room temperature.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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. :)
  3. DH and I served this last night as a side to a flounder recipe (Recipe #207047). We absolutely LOVED these beans! Easy and quick to prepare, with wonderful flavor (the onions were not too overpowering). I halved the recipe with great results. I would definitely make this recipe again. Thanks so much for posting.
  4. Dh and I both loved these beans! The shallots ended up so sweet and full of that carmelized flavor. I halved the recipe and it worked out terrific. Easy to make and they looked really good too! Thanks! Made for the Australian Recipe Swap.
  5. What a lovely presentation these make! To make getting my Thanksgiving dinner on the table a little easier, I caramelized the shallots ahead of time then microwaved some frozen, steam-in-the-bag green beans at serving time. Tossed together in a bowl and nuked for another 30 seconds or so, the flavor was wonderful! Thanks for posting your recipe! We really enjoyed it!



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