Shallot Sauteed Green Beans

Recipe by Waylando
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 pound




  • Bring 6-7 quarts of water to a boil in a large, deep pot. When at a rolling boil, add two pinches of salt.
  • Carefully add the washed and trimmed green beans.
  • Stir gently for 30-45 seconds, or until the beans turn a bright green color. The ideas is not only to blanch them, but to partially cook them.
  • After 30-45 seconds have passed, drain beans into colander. Toss beans to remove any excess water and leave to drain.
  • Melt butter over low heat. When foaming subsides, add olive oil. Add the shallots in handfuls, separating the layers while sprinkling into the pan.
  • Allow the shallot to cook over medium heat until it becomes slightly translucent.
  • Add beans, boost heat to medium high. Toss the beans with the butter and oil until all are coated.
  • Continue to toss the beans every few minutes, or until they are cooked through and a little browned. Add salt and pepper to taste.