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Green Beans Almondine


This recipe is best with unsplit string beans, but make sure to use the tenderest beans you can find.

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  • 2 lbs. string beans
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper


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Step 1

1. Cook 2 lbs trimmed string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 3-8 minutes, depending on tenderness of beans desired. Drain; let cool in a large bowl of ice water. Drain; pat dry, and set aside.

2. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add 1 cup slivered almonds and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until almonds are golden, 2-3 minutes. Add 3 chopped peeled shallots and cook, stirring often, until translucent, about 1 minute.

3. Add beans, tossing to coat, and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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